Brown University School of Engineering

Trustworthy Medical Device Software :Kevin Fu, PhD

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Friday, October 19, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Trustworthy Medical Device Software Kevin Fu, PhD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 3 – 4 PM 182 HOPE ST., BARUS & HOLLEY SEMINAR ROOM 190 Today, it would be difficult to find medical device technology that does not critically depend on computer software. The technology enables patients to lead more normal and healthy lives. However, medical devices that rely on software (e.g., drug infusion pumps, linear accelerators) continue to injure or kill patients in preventable ways---despite the lessons learned from the tragic radiation incidents of the Therac-25 era. The lack of trustworthy medical device software leads to shortfalls in properties such as safety, effectiveness, dependability, reliability, usability, security, and privacy. Come learn a bit about the science, technology, and policy that shapes medical device software. Prof. Kevin Fu investigates research problems in computer system security, ultra-low power computing, and medical device safety. Kevin received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the MIT Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group where his research pertained to secure storage and web authentication. Kevin joins the University of Michigan as Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in January 2013. He is currently Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst. URL: