Professor of National Security Affairs
Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) - National Defense University
Fort Lesley McNair Washington, DC 20319
- IFMBE Administrative Council (2009-2015) & Chairman Global Citizen Safety and Security WG
Editor in Chief - Journal of Health & Technology - Springer - International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
- IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology - Board of Governors
- IEEE Distinguished Visitor Program - Computer Society, SSIT and EMBS
- Founding Chair – IEEE-USA Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee 
- Founding Chair- IEEE-USA Bioterrorism & Homeland Security WG 
- Founding Chair-IEEE-USA Electronic Health Records and High Performance Computers & Communications WG 
- Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- Fellow American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
- "Profesor Honoris Causa” Universidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Luis Kun graduated from the Uruguayan Merchant Marine Academy. He got his BSEE, MSEE and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA School of Engineering. Since 2003 Kun has been at the National Defense University, where he is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. He spent 14 years at IBM and later became the Director of Medical Systems Technology and Strategic Planning at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
As senior IT advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Kun led HPCC and Telehealth efforts. As a Distinguished Fellow at the CDC, he wrote the IT vision as the Acting Chief Information Technology Officer for the National Immunization Program. He lectures and writes extensively, in the intersection of Public Health, Healthcare, IT and Global Security and serves(d) in the Distinguished Visitor Program for the IEEE: Computer; Engineering in Medicine and Biology and the Society for Social Implications of Technology.
A Fellow of the IEEE and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Kun received AIMBE’s first ever Fellow Advocate Award (2009). His (2002) IEEE-USA Citation of Honor reads “For exemplary contributions in the inception and implementation of a health care IT vision in the US.” The Administrator’s Award of Merit “For exceptional dedication and professional achievement that have greatly enhanced the recognition of AHCPR’s research in the HPCC Program.” Universidad Favaloro from Argentina, named him “Profesor Honoris Causa” (2009).
He received the Golden Core Member Award from the IEEE CS (2011).