Dr Gerhard Hancke (B.Eng , M.Eng , PhD, CSCIP) is now an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong.
Gerhard joined the ISG Smart Card Centre in August 2007. Responsible for the ISG Smart Card Centre’s RFID/Contactless research track and RF/Hardware laboratory he participated in consulting activities and successfully delivered industry research projects. In September 2011 he became a Fellow within the ISG, and maintains an interest in the work conducted at the SCC .His main interests are the security of pervasive computing, mobile technology and RFID tokens and the practical implementation of security exploits against secure hardware devices. Previously, he received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 2002 and a Masters of Engineering degree from the same institution in 2003, both with distinction. In 2003 he started reading for a PhD in Computer Science with the Security group at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, which he completed in 2008.