Avi Rubin

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I am Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and Technical Director of the JHU Information Security Institute. My primary research area is Computer Security, and my latest research focuses on security for electronic medical records. I am the Director of the Health and Medical Security (HMS) Lab at Johns Hopkins. I also founded Harbor Labs, a company that provides technical expertise and testimony in high tech litigation.

I am a frequent speaker on Information Security. Some highlights include a TED talk about hacking devices, 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.

Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, I worked in the Secure Systems Research Department at AT&T Labs - Research. My work there was in the area of cryptography, network security, Web security and secure Internet services. I received my B.S. (‘89), M.S.E. (‘91), and Ph.D. (‘94) in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

I am an avid poker player, and I recently participated in a TV show called Poker Night in America where I had the opportunity to play in a high stakes (for me) cash game against some of the top pros. The game was filmed and is expected to air some time this summer. Besides poker, my next biggest hobby is sailing. I'm pretty much a sports nut and will play or watch just about anything, especially Michigan sports. I exercise almost every day, and I just don't feel the same if I can't do something active.


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