Computer Science Events

Oct 16

CS Tea Time

Come weekly to the "tea time" with CS faculty and students. We will have a speaker this week and click above for more information.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
4:00 – 5:00 pm / CMC 209

Speaker: Prof. Kevin Fu, University of Michigan, Computer Science & Engineering & Wenyuan Xu, University of South Carolina, Computer Science and Engineering

Title:  Medical Device Cyber Security: The First 164 Years

Abstract: Today, it would be difficult to find medical device technology that does not critically depend on computer software.  Network connectivity and wireless communication has transformed the delivery of patient care. The technology often  enables patients to lead more normal and healthy lives. However, medical devices that rely on software (e.g., drug infusion pumps, linear accelerators, pacemakers) also inherit the pesky cybersecurity risks endemic to computing.  What's special about medical devices and cybersecurity?  What's hype and what's real?  What can history teach us?  How are international standards bodies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration draft guidance on cybersecurity affecting the global manufacture of medical devices?  This talk will provide a glimpse into the risks, benefits, and regulatory issues for medical device cybersecurity and innovation of trustworthy medical device software.


Kevin Fu is Associate Professor in EECS at the University of Michigan where he directs the Security and Privacy Research Group (SPQR) and the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security. He is program chair of USENIX Security, and is a member of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy and the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. Prof. Fu received a Sloan Research Fellowship, NSF CAREER award, and best paper awards from USENIX Security, IEEE S&P, and ACM SIGCOMM. He was named MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovator of the Year.  Fu has testified in Congress on health matters and has written commissioned work for the Institute of Medicine.  He served as a visiting scientist at the Food & Drug Administration, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, Microsoft Research, and MIT CSAIL. Fu received his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from MIT. He earned a certificate of artisanal bread making from the French Culinary Institute.

Wenyuan Xu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Rutgers University in 2007, M.S. degree in computer science and engineering from Zhejiang University in 2001, and B.S. degree in electrical engineering with the highest honor from Zhejiang University in 1998. Broadly, her research interests include wireless networking, network security and privacy. Her prior research results have led to link-layer jamming detection mechanisms, as well as link-layer defense strategies to repair networks in the presence of radio interference. More recently, she is investigating security vulnerabilities in emerging wireless networks, enhancing privacy in wireless networks, and developing cross-layer approaches to cope with jamming attacks.  She received NSF Career Award in 2009 and serves on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS). 

Sponsored by Computer Science. Contact: Sue Jandro, x4360