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Kevin Fu

Associate Professor of EECS, University of Michigan

About Kevin Fu

Kevin Fu is Associate Professor of EECS at the University of Michigan where he directs the Security and Privacy Research (SPQR) Lab. 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. Fu is most known for his security research on technology to defend against vulnerabilities in pacemakers and defibrillators. His research led to a decade of revolutionary improvements at medical device manufacturers, global regulators, and international healthcare safety standards bodies---foreseeing the risks of malicious software affecting hospitals a decade before ransomware began disrupting clinical workflow worldwide. Fu founded the Archimedes Center for Healthcare and Device Security and served as the nation's first Acting Director of Medical Device Cybersecurity at U.S. FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health and Program Director for Cybersecurity at the Digital Health Center of Excellence. Fu is an IEEE Fellow, Sloan Research Fellow, and MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovator of the Year. He co-founded the team for emergency reuse decontamination of N95 masks during pandemic shortages. Fu received his SB, 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.

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