Board of Governors (2010-2012)
Luis Kun is the founding chair of the IEEE-USA: Electronic Health Record and High Performance Computers and Communications, and the Bioterrorism and Homeland Security working groups of the Medical Technology Policy Committee and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee. He lectures extensively and has served in the Distinguished Visitor Program for the IEEE: Computer, Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Communication and Society for Social Implications of Technology.
Kun is a Professor of National Security at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies of the National Defense University. He received a BSEE, MSEE, and PhD in biomedical engineering from UCLA and spent 14 years at IBM. As senior IT advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Kun led HPCC and Telehealth efforts. As a distinguished Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control, he wrote the IT vision for the National Immunization Program.
A Fellow of the IEEE and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Kun received the AIMBE's first-ever Fellow Advocate Award in 2009. His IEEE-USA Citation of Honor Award reads, "For exemplary contributions in the inception and implementation of a health care IT vision in the US." Kun also received an Administrator's Award of Merit "For exceptional dedication and professional achievement that have greatly enhanced the recognition of AHCPR's research in the HPCC Program."