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Avi Rubin    

Professor of Computer Science & Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Aviel (Avi) D. Rubin is Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of the JHU Health and Medical Security Lab. Prior to joining Hopkins, Rubin was a research scientist at AT&T Labs. His is also the founder of Harbor Labs, a CyberSecurity company.

His primary research area is Computer Security, and my latest research focuses on security for healthcare IT systems. I am Director of the Health and Medical Security (HMS) Lab at Johns Hopkins. He also founded Harbor Labs, a company that provides security consulting and technical expertise and testimony in high tech litigation. Their product, FirmwareIQ, provides automated security analysis for IoT and other devices.

Rubin is a frequent speaker on Information Security. Some highlights include TED talks (featured on the TED Radio Hour) in October, 2011 and September, 2015 about hacking devices, a TED Youth talk, testimony in Congressional hearings, and a high level security briefing at the Pentagon to the Assistant Secretary of the Army and a group of generals.

Rubin testified about information security before the U.S. House and Senate on multiple occasions, and he is the author of several books about computer security. He also testified in federal court as an expert witness on numerous occasions in matters relating to high tech litigation. Rubin served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Associate Editor of Communications of the ACM (CACM), and an Advisory Board member of Springer's Information Security and Cryptography Book Series.

In 2010-2011 Rubin was a Fulbright Scholar at Tel Aviv University. In January, 2004 Baltimore Magazine named Rubin a Baltimorean of the Year for his work in safeguarding the integrity of our election process, and he is also the recipient of the 2004 Electronic Frontiers Foundation Pioneer Award. Rubin has a B.S, ('89), M.S.E ('91), and Ph.D. ('94) from the University of Michigan.

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