• Distinguished Professor Emeritus of National
Security Affairs, William J. Perry Center for
Hemispheric Defense Studies;


• Chairman IEEE SSIT Distinguished Lecturer

Luis Kun is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of National Security Affairs (CHDS/NDU). He graduated from Uruguay’s Merchant Marine Academy and holds a BSEE, MSEE and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA. He is a (Lifetime) Fellow of the
IEEE, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.

As Senior IT Advisor representing the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), he chaired the Privacy and Security of Information in the Vicepresident’s Committee on Telehealth and was one of the 9 authors of the first Report to the US Congress on
Telemedicine. He was largely responsible for the first Telemedicine Homecare Legislation signed by President Clinton. As a Professor of Homeland Security (HLS) at the National Defense University he developed all the curricula on that track: HLS Inf. Management, HLS Tools & Techniques and Protection of Critical Infrastructures. He is currently the chairman of the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Program for IEEE SSIT (and was a DL for both EMBS and Computers multiple times), member of the Board of Governors of SSIT and
its representative in IEEE LSTC, and a member of EMBS ADCOM. He is co-founding Editor in Chief of Springer’s
Journal of Health and Technology. For the IEEE USA Medical Technology Policy Committee, he was the founding chair of the Electronic Medical Record and HPCC WG, and prior to 911, the Founding Chair of the Bioterrorism WG. In 2007 he became the Founding chair of IEEE-USA’s Critical Infrastructure Protection

PLENARY LECTURE: “Holistic View of Humanity’s Needs Revisited Through the Global Citizen Safety and Security Perspective”