Dr. Kevin Fu

Dr. Kevin Fu

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Bioengineering / Northeastern University and KRI Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security

Dr. Kevin Fu

Kevin Fu is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, and Bioengineering at Northeastern University and the KRI Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security. His research vision is a world where science-based security is built-in by design to all embedded systems: medical devices, healthcare delivery, autonomous transportation, manufacturing, and the Internet of Things. His research lab focuses on analog cybersecurity-how to model and defend against threats to the physics of computation and sensing from semiconductor materials to systems. Fu previously served as the nation's inaugural Acting Director of Medical Device Cybersecurity at U.S. FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

Fu has been recognized as an IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, Sloan Research Fellow, and MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovator of the Year. He received best paper awards from USENIX Security, IEEE Security & Privacy, and ACM SIGCOMM. His research on pacemaker security received an IEEE Security & Privacy Test of Time Award. Fu serves on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group on Cyber-physical Resilience. Fu has testified in the House and Senate on matters of cyberphysical security. He serves as a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology Editorial Board, the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy, and the USENIX Security Steering Committee. He chairs the USENIX Security Test of Time Awards Selection Committee. He chaired the USENIX Security PC and served as the inaugural co-chair of the AAMI cybersecurity working group to create the first FDA-recognized consensus standards to improve the security of medical device manufacturing. He founded the Archimedes Center for Health Care and Medical Device Cybersecurity. Fu received his BS, MEng, and PhD from MIT. He earned a certificate of artisanal bread making from the French Culinary Institute, builds wood-fired brick ovens, and enjoys woodworking.

Presentation Date/Time:
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Security in the Face of Microelectronics Supply Chain
(11:35am - 12:05pm)

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