Nan Li



Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of Computing and Information Technology


Radio Frequency Identificatioin (RFID) technology has been widely applied in many applications, such as the supply chain and warehouse management. A typical RFID system consists of RFID tags, RFID readers and back-end server. Usually, a tag is constrained device attached to an object. It can be scanned by a reader and identified by the server. An important branch of RFID research is RFID authentication protocols. There have been many research works addressing RFID authentication issues. The security and privacy of RFID protocols have become hot research topics. many protocols have been proposed to achieve various requirements. According to the different features of protocols, the related security and privacy issues should be considered. The security and privacy solutions, including the model definition and protocol analysis are the major work of this thesis.