SSIT is pleased to announce that Luis Kun has been elected to the position of SSIT President-Elect 2022 and will become the SSIT President 2023-24.
Luis Kun graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in Uruguay and received a BSEE, a MSEE and a Ph.D. in BME from UCLA. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the CHDS at the National Defense University and a biomedical engineer that worked at the intersection of Healthcare, Public Health, IT and National Security in Industry, Government and Academia. 14 years for IBM, Director of Medical Systems Technology and Strategic Planning for Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Senior IT Advisor for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and later a Distinguished Fellow for the CDC where he was the Senior Computer Scientist for Bioterrorism and later the Acting Chief Information Technology Officer for the National Immunization Program and an Adjunct Professor of Public Health Informatics at Emory University School of Public Health.
An IEEE Lifetime Fellow on SSIT’s Board of Governors (since 2008); SSIT representative to the IEEE LSTC; Distinguished Lecturer Program Chair since 2016; Membership Chair (2014-2015); Conferences Chair (2013-14). Is a frequent invited speaker as a DLP member, for SSIT, EMBS (ADCOM & DLP), Computers (BOG & DVP) and Communications.