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Kevin Fu Named a Top Influencer in Health Information Security

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Prof. Kevin Fu has been named to the 2016 list of Top Influencers in Healthcare Information Security by HealthcareInfoSecurity. This list recognizes leaders who are playing significant roles in shaping the way healthcare organizations approach information security and privacy.

Prof. Fu was named #5 on this list for his work in raising awareness regarding medical device cybersecurity issues by speaking out about critical concerns, and for his work with white hat hackers to highlight vulnerabilities and for issuing warnings to hospitals to disuse certain infusion pumps because of security concerns.

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.


Posted: January 14, 2016