Roland van Rijswijk-Deij works as Technical Product Manager for SURFnet and is responsible for innovation projects involving identity, trust and Internet security. He also works as part-time researcher at the Digital Security group, part of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS) at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Roland participates in the ABBA/IRMA project on behalf of SURFnet because he believes this is one of the possible roads to future mechanisms for electronic identities. Roland obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente (2001), after which he worked in software development for Philips, Advanced Encryption Technology (AET) and InTraffic. His expertise is in the application of high-end cryptography. Roland joined SURFnet in 2008.