Anura S. Fernando

Principal Engineer for Operability and Security, UL LLC

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.  

Mr. Fernando currently has global responsibility for medical device software certi

fication 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 290

0-2-1 product testing focused

cybersecurity standard for healthcare. He has served as a member of the Department of H

ealth and

Human Services Cybersecurity Task Force, the Federal Advisory Committee FDA Safety

and Innovation

Act (FDASIA) WG, FDA Medical Device Interoperability Coordinating Cou

ncil, Medical Device

Interoperability Safety Working Group, NIH QMDI Program Advisory Comm

ittee, NIH PRISM Industry

Expert Committee, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrument

ation, 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 commi

ttees. Mr. Fernando also leads

UL

s cybersecurity efforts with the VA under the UL-VA Cybersecurity Cooperat

ive 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, nano

technology, 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 th

e 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.

Mr. Fernando currently has global responsibility for medical device software certi

fication 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 290

0-2-1 product testing focused

cybersecurity standard for healthcare. He has served as a member of the Department of H

ealth and

Human Services Cybersecurity Task Force, the Federal Advisory Committee FDA Safety

and Innovation

Act (FDASIA) WG, FDA Medical Device Interoperability Coordinating Cou

ncil, Medical Device

Interoperability Safety Working Group, NIH QMDI Program Advisory Comm

ittee, NIH PRISM Industry

Expert Committee, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrument

ation, 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 commi

ttees. Mr. Fernando also leads

UL

s cybersecurity efforts with the VA under the UL-VA Cybersecurity Cooperat

ive 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, nano

technology, 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 th

e 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.

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