Cloud-Assisted Mobile Health Systems: Security and Privacy
Yuguang “Michael” Fang, Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Thursday, November 8, 2012
3–4:15 p.m.
Brickyard 510
699 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ

With widely deployed wireless telecommunications systems and the surge of popularity of smart mobile devices (e.g., smart phones), modern healthcare systems have revolutionized the way we are living and have steadily improve our quality of life. Mobile health (m-Health) represents one of the important developments along this line, which target at managing the healthcare of people on the move by using smart devices to collect and process needed medical information and provide timely care. Unfortunately, the major stumbling block in the wide deployment of m-Health systems is security and privacy. In this talk, we will focus on the design of a diagnostic m-Health system to articulate how we effectively address security and privacy issues by utilizing a few emerging cryptographic tools. Moreover, we will demonstrate how we shift the computational complexity to the cloud without compromising the security and privacy of medical data, diagnostic program, and participants (including patients and healthcare service providers).

Biosketch
Yuguang “Michael” Fang (F’2008) received a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Systems, Control and Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in January 1994 and a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems from Boston University in May 1997. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology from July 1998 to May 2000. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida in May 2000 as an assistant professor, got an early promotion to an associate professor with tenure in August 2003 and to a full professor in August 2005. He holds a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship from 2006 to 2009, a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship with Xidian University, China, from 2008 to 2011, and a Guest Chair Professorship with Tsinghua University, China, from 2009 to 2012. He has published over 300 papers in refereed professional journals and conferences. Fang received the NSF Career Award in 2001 and the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2002, and is the recipient of the Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) in 2006 and the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Globecom in 2011 and 2002. He has also received a 2010-2011 UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, 2011 Florida Blue Key/UF Homecoming Distinguished Faculty Award and the 2009 UF College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award.

Fang is also active in professional activities. He is a Fellow of IEEE. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications (2009-2012) and serves/served on several editorial boards of technical journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2003-2008, 2011-present), IEEE Transactions on Communications (2000-present), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2002-2009), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (1999-2001), IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (2003-2009), IEEE Network Magazine (2012-present) and ACM Wireless Networks (2001-present). He served on the Steering Committee for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2008-2010). He has been actively participating in professional conference organizations such as serving as the Technical Program Co-Chair for IEEE INOFOCOM’2014, the Steering Committee Co-Chair for QShine (2004-2008), the Technical Program Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM’2005, the Technical Program Area Chair for IEEE INFOCOM (2009-2013), Technical Program Symposium Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom’2004, and a member of Technical Program Committee for IEEE INFOCOM (1998, 2000, 2003-2008).

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This Information Assurance Seminar is open to the public.

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