Prof. Mohsen Guizani


Mohsen Guizani : Professor and IEEE Fellow / Chair of the ECE Department, University of Idaho, USA

(S’85–M’89–SM’99–F’09) received the bachelor's (with distinction) and master's degrees in electrical engineering, the master's and doctorate degrees in computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, in 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1990, respectively. He is currently a professor and the ECE Department chair at the University of Idaho. Previously, he served as the associate vice president of Graduate Studies, Qatar University, chair of the Computer Science Department, Western Michigan University, chair of the Computer Science Department, University of West Florida. He also served in academic positions at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Colorado-Boulder, Syracuse University and Kuwait University. His research interests include wireless communications and mobile computing, computer networks, mobile cloud computing, security and smart grid. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several international technical journals and the founder and the editor-in-chief of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal (Wiley). He is the author of nine books and more than 400 publications in refereed journals and conferences. He guest edited a number of special issues in IEEE journals and magazines. He also served as a member, chair and the general chair of a number of international conferences. He was selected as the Best Teaching Assistant for two consecutive years at Syracuse University. He received the Best Research Award from three institutions. He was the chair of the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Technical Committee and the chair of the TAOS Technical Committee. He served as the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker from 2003 to 2005.


Title:    "Security Aspects for Implantable Medical Devices & Health Systems"


Abstract: Healthcare remote devices are recognized as a promising technology for treating health related issues. Among them are the wireless Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs): These electronic devices are manufactured to treat, monitor, support or replace defected vital organs while being implanted in the human body. Thus, they play a critical role in healing and even save lives. Current IMDs research trends concentrate on their medical reliability. However, deploying wireless technology in such applications without considering security measures may offer adversaries an easy way to compromise them. But these devices are usually very tiny and do not have enough processing power or infinite batteries to be able to use current security and privacy schemes to offer security to customers.

With the aim to secure these devices, we discuss new schemes that create robust encryption without requiring high processing power and infinite energy. We will discuss different light-weight security schemes that we have developed and deployed.