Anura Fernando

Chief Innovation Architect - Medical Systems Interoperability & Security - UL

Anura Fernando holds degrees in electrical engineering, biology/chemistry, and software engineering. Fernando has more than 18 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, etc.

He has been involved in the development of Safety Science and generated publications in Predictive Modeling and Risk Analysis, Cybersecurity, Systems of Systems, Software, Health IT, Apps, and Medical Device safety. He has contributed 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.

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 eHealth standards for interoperable medical device interface safety and the UL 2900-2-1 Cybersecurity standard for healthcare. He has served as a member of the Federal Advisory Committee FDA Safety and Innovation Act WG, the Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Task Force, FDA Medical Device Interoperability Coordinating Council, Medical Device Interoperability Safety Working Group, NIH QMDI Program Advisory Committee, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, HIMSS, and the International Council on Systems Engineering, along with IEC and ISO where he is involved with a number of interoperability-related committees.