Kevin Fu

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Kevin Fu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer
Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the beautiful
northeastern region of the United States.  His research focuses on
security, privacy, and low-power operation of pervasive computer
systems such as RFID-scale computers and software-controlled medical
devices.  To this end, Prof. Fu works on energy-aware software and
cryptographic technology for computational RFIDs---tiny embedded
computers that operate without batteries.  Prof. Fu's contributions
include the security analysis of several systems ranging from
contactless no-swipe credit cards and implantable cardiac
defibrillators to access-controlled Web sites and automated software
updates.

Prof. Fu is an ACM Senior Member, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, MIT
Technology Review TR35 Innovator of the Year, and recipient of the NSF
CAREER award. His research appears in computer science conferences,
medical journals, and has been featured in media such as The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and various news programs. He
served on numerous program committees of leading conferences in secure
systems, and has given dozens of invited talks world-wide to industry,
government, and academia.

Prof. Fu leads the UMass Amherst Security and Privacy Research (SPQR)
lab. He serves as director of the RFID Consortium on Security and
Privacy (RFID-CUSP.org) and co-director of the Medical Device Security
Center.  He is also a frequent visiting faculty member at Microsoft 
Research and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of the Harvard
Medical School.  Prof. Fu received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He
also holds a certificate of achievement in artisanal bread making from
the French Culinary Institute and maintains an active participation in
the study of Latin and the Classics.
Fu is a Big Think Delphi Fellow.

 

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