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KV_biopic_2I am an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). I also hold a collaborative appointment of Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

My research interests are in Security for Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT). I am particularly interested in preserving user safety in the presence of malicious actors, for a variety of CPS and IoT applications.

My current work is focused on mitigating sensory-channel attacks on wearable systems; transparent authentication  for AR head-mounted displays; environment-coupled information security solutions for body area networks; developing an alarm system for interoperable medical device systems; and building secure residential IoT systems.

I am affiliated with the following groups at WPI: ALAS, VERNAM, Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI), and PEDS


Contact Information

Email: kven at wpi dot edu

Office: Fuller  137

Address: 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA, 01609

Phone: 508-831-6571 (I do not check voice mail, please email)


My book

[Amazon | B&N]Body area networks (BANs) are networks of wireless sensors and medical devices embedded in clothing, worn on or implanted in the body, and have the potential to revolutionize healthcare by enabling pervasive healthcare. This book lays the foundations of how BANs can be redesigned from a cyber-physical systems  (CPS) perspective to be safe, secure and sustainable.

Introducing cutting-edge theoretical and practical techniques and taking into account the unique environment-coupled characteristics of BANs, the book examines how we can re-imagine the design of safe, secure and sustainable BANs.

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