Principal Engineer for Medical Systems Interoperability & Security , UL
Mr. Fernando currently has global responsibility for medical device software certification at UL and serves as UL’s technical lead for the development of the AAMI/UL 2800 family of standards for interoperable medical device safety and platform security, and the UL 2900-2-1 product testing focused cybersecurity standard for healthcare. He has served as a member of the Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Task Force, the Federal Advisory Committee FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) WG, FDA Medical Device Interoperability Coordinating Council, Medical Device Interoperability Safety Working Group, NIH QMDI Program Advisory Committee, NIH PRISM Industry Expert Committee, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, HIMSS, and the International Council on Systems Engineering, along with IEC and ISO where he has been involved with a number of functional safety, interoperability, and security-related committees. Mr. Fernando also leads UL’s cybersecurity efforts with the VA under the UL-VA Cybersecurity Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.
He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Biology/Chemistry, and Software Engineering. Anura has over 19 years of experience at UL with safety critical software and control systems certification and has also conducted research across multiple application domains – industrial automation, alternative energy, medical, hazardous locations, appliances, optical radiation, nanotechnology, battery technologies, including research publications on predictive modeling and risk analysis, cybersecurity, systems of systems, software, Health IT, apps, and medical device safety. Mr. Fernando has been engaged in projects with numerous Fortune 500 companies, DoD, DoE, DHS, FDA, FCC, ONC, NASA, and several U.S. National Laboratories and continues to contribute to the development of several standards involving software and Functional Safety as a member in IEC, ISO, ASME committees and served as an IECEE Expert Task Force member.