Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Kevin Fu Named to CRA Computing Community Consortium Council

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Prof. Kevin Fu has been appointed as one of five new members on the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council, which is affiliated with the Computing Research Association (CRA).

CCC conducts activities that strengthen the computing research community, articulate compelling research visions, and align those visions with pressing national and global challenges. CCC communicates the importance of those visions to policymakers, government and industry stakeholders, the public, and the research community itself.

In addition to Prof. Fu, the appointees include Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research; Daniel P. Lopresti, Lehigh University; Shwetak Patel, University of Washington; and Katherine Yelick, University of California at Berkeley.

Beginning July 1, the new members will each serve three-year terms. The CCC Council is comprised of 20 members who have expertise in diverse areas of computing. They are instrumental in leading CCC’s visioning programs, which help create and enable visions for future computing research.

Prof. Fu's research is in the area of trustworthy computing and low-power embedded devices. In addition to systems security, RFID-scale computation, and energy-aware architectures, Prof. Fu's interests include medical devices and health IT. His Security and Privacy Research (SPQR) Lab focuses on two rapidly evolving classes of computing devices: computational RFIDs and implantable medical devices. He maintains a blog on medical device security and safety.

Prof. Fu received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2005 and joined the faculty at Michigan in January 2013. Prior to joining U-M, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has served as a visiting scientist at the Food & Drug Administration, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, and MIT CSAIL, and is a member of the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. He previously worked for Bellcore, Cisco, HP Labs, Microsoft Research, and Holland Community Hospital. He is the recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, and best paper awards from USENIX Security, IEEE S&P, and ACM SIGCOMM. Prof. Fu was named MIT Technology Review's TR35 Innovator of the Year in 2009 and was selected for the Federal 100 Award in 2013. He is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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Posted: May 20, 2015