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 and fault-tolerance for cyber-physical systems (CPS). Novel biometrics for wearable/implantable systems. Cyber-security for assistive technologies. 

I am affiliated with the following groups at WPI: ALAS, VERNAM, Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI) and Data Science program (DS).

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)


  • August 2017: My candidacy for affiliate faculty status with the Data Science Program has been approved.
  • August 2017: I was interviewed for an article titled “Say goodbye to your keyboard” for Hewlett Packard Enterprises Insights page. [[LINK]]
  • July 2017: Hang Cai presented our paper “Patient Identity Verification based on Physiological Signal Fusion” @  MedPST in Philadelphia, PA.
  • June 2017: Hang Cai presented our paper “Deploying Data-Driven Security Solutions on Resource-Constrained Wearable IoT System”, @ IoTCA, in IEEE ICDCS, Atlanta, GA.
  • May 2017: My paper on the topic “A Cyber-Physical Approach to Trustworthy Operation of Health Monitoring Systems” has been accepted the Workshop in Trusted Computing in Distributed Hybrid Systems, held in conjunction with IEEE ATC 2017.


  • Graduate Students
    • Hang Cai (PhD)
    • Brittany Gradel (PhD)
    • Joshua Hebert (BS/MS)
    • Rohitpal Singh (MS)
  • Undergraduate Students
    • Kenedi Heather
    • Kunal Shah