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My name is Thomas Carlyle Minetto Vilarinho, I have graduated as Computer Systems Engineer at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. And recently, Ive finished my Masters in Mobile Computing and Data Security at NTNU (Norway) and KTH (Sweden).

I started to work with mobile devices back in 2003, in my part-time internship at the Wireless Team of the LSI -USP, a laboratory from the University of Sao Paulo. At that time, we were mainly working with the intel Xscale PXA250 family and  windows mobile/palm o.s. I’ve done some programming in both java and c, to build and optmize some applications for the lab, which had a cooperation with Intel.

Later I’ve worked in Axalto (which became Gemalto) for about 2 years (if I include my part-time job internship period as well). There I have worked with different aspects of the sim cards: security, personalization, sim toolkit, sim profile, gsm standards, sim applications and over-the-air platforms.

After one year and a half  “break” for doing the Masters, I am back to the SIM Card world by having written my Master thesis on building trust in the SIM using both identity and context information, and now by working at Telenor R&I. The thesis was done in cooperation with the R&D of Telenor (where I’ve worked in the summer) in Trondheim and with the professor Josef Noll at Unik. I’m currently working in the Future SIM group in Trondheim, Norway.

I’ll be writting in this blog, things that interest me such as Smart cards (in special SIM cards), identity, sensors, possibly about some projects at work, etc.

If you want to know more about me, you can take a look at my CV or just drop me a message.


1. Fernando - January 29, 2011

Hi, you have exactly done what i wanted to do… study under the nordsecmob programme and work at Gemalto. Nothing, just wanted to say that i love this topic of smartcards.
Greetings from Colombia.

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