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Upcoming Talks

Prof. Patrick McDaniel 

Dr. Patrick McDaniel
Director, Institute for Network and Security Research 
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Pennsylvania State University
Machine Learning in Adversarial Settings
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Haldeman Center 041
3:30 PM

Past Talks

Sarit Kraus

Dr. Sarit Kraus
Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University
Attention Based Fraud Detection of Online Banking Transactions
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Haldeman Center 041
4:00 PM

Amro Farid Professor Amro Farid
Associate Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Hetero-functional Graph Theory for Interdependent Smart City Infrastructures
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Life Sciences Center 201
5:00 PM
Meredith Patterson

Meredith Patterson
Co-originator of the Language-theoretic Approach to Computer Security
Computational Linguistics & Computer Security
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kemeny Hall 108

Samantha Ravich

Samantha Ravich
Deputy Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Why America’s Private Sector is now on
the Front Lines of an Emerging Battlefield
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Room)
Video of Dr. Ravich's presentation:

William Regli, Ph.D

William Regli, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the Clark School of Engineering, 
Professor of Computer Science at the 
University of Maryland at College Park
A New Type of Thinking
Friday, June 22, 2018
Life Sciences Center 105
11:00 AM

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Dr. Gautam Shroff
Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of Research at Tata Consultancy Services 
Enterprise AI for Business 4.0: from Automation to Amplification
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
3:30 PM

John Dickerson UMD

John P Dickerson
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Using Optimization to Balance Fairness and Efficiency in Kidney Exchange
Monday,  May 21, 2018
Kemeny Hall 008
3:30 PM

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Russian Interference in American Politics and Cyber Threats to Our Democracy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center)
11:00 AM

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
In Conversation: Lisa Monaco, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Filene Auditorium (Moore Building)
5:00 PM
Sponsored by The Dickey Center for International Understanding

John Stewart EPRI

John Stewart
Sr. Technical Leader, Cyber Security, EPRI
Securing Grid Control Systems
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sudikoff L045 Trust Lab
12:00 Noon

M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson
Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Hacking Trust: How the Social Technology of Cooperation Will Revolutionize Government
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
4:00 PM

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi
Royal Holloway University of London
Network Security Analytics for Detection of Advanced Cyberattacks
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Sudikoff Trust Lab (L045)
12:30 PM

V.S. Subrahmanian

V.S. Subrahmanian
Dartmouth Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Bots, Socks, and Vandals
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Carson L01
5:00 PM 

Rand Beers

Rand Beers ('64)
Big Data, the Internet, and Social Media:  The Road to the November 2016 Election
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
4:30 PM 

Fright Night Imge

Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?
ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
udikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
7:30 PM - RSVP
Space is Limited 

Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo 
Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote Defense
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

Russian Bear

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine
Thursday 6 April 2017, Oopik Auditorium 5:30 PM
Video of Roman's and Oleksii's presentations


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“Cloud Archives” at the University of Southern California: The USC Shoah Foundation and the USC Digital Repository.

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:00pm
The Loew Auditorium - Black Family Visual Arts Center
Sam Gustman
CTO Shoah Foundation
Associate Dean, University of Southern California Libraries
Co-sponsored by ISTS, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and the Dartmouth College Library.

Sam Gustman


The mission of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry through the educational use of the Institute's visual history testimonies. The Institute is the custodian of the Visual History Archive, a collection of 51,696 audiovisual testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. The Institute ensures that their stories become part of a living legacy with continued value and relevance for each generation by providing access to the testimonies through digital portals, global education programs, interdisciplinary research and scholarship initiatives.

The technology that supports this work includes one of the fastest super computers in the world to help manage the four Petabyte database of testimonies. Magnetic media, like video tape, has a limited life span. Life expectancy for video tape stock is roughly 20 years before age based damage occurs. With the guidance of a team of historians, technology professionals, software engineers and information management experts, the Institute developed a system to digitize videotaped interviews and then maintain them in perpetuity in a format that is indexed and searchable by topic using key words and phrases. This process not only preserves testimonies for all time, it enhances their scholarly value by making them accessible and easy to use in educational settings.

The systems and processes used by the USC Shoah Foundation are now used by the USC Digital Repository to provide cloud services to collections from around the world. The USC Digital Repository expertly digitizes recordings on film, video, or audiotapes for collections of scholarly interest. Researchers, small archives, large archives and commercial archives can use the Cloud Archiving facilities of the USC Digital Repository to digitize, catalog, preserve and provide access to collections of any size. The USC Digital Repository is a part of the USC Libraries.

  • The USC Digital Repository can convert many common and unique types of physical and digital source material, ranging from paper documents and photographs to disk drives and video, into a broad range of industry-standard digital formats consistently and accurately.
  • Repository staff are especially experienced with audio and videotapes, but we can digitize most types of audio-visual materials, books and collections on paper.
  • Expert archival staff works with USC students to help encode your source materials, collect metadata, and catalog your content.
  • Current collections outside of USC include testimonies from the Albanian Human Rights collection, video content from the Africana department at Brown University and show content from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.



Sam Gustman has been chief technology officer (CTO) of the Shoah Foundation since 1994 and was responsible for overseeing the 2006 move of the foundation's archives from Universal Studios to the USC. Gustman is also associate dean at the USC Libraries, where he holds a faculty appointment.

As CTO of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Gustman provides technical leadership for the integration of the institute's digital archives into USC's collection of electronic resources, ensuring the archive's accessibility for academic and research communities at USC and around the world. He is responsible for the operations, preservation, and cataloging of the institute's 8-petabyte digital library, one of the largest public video databases in the world. His office offers technical support for universities and organizations that subscribe to the institute's visual history archives. His office also provides website support and duplication services for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which is part of the USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

As associate dean of the USC Libraries, Gustman is responsible for the technology used in the 23 Libraries at USC. He also leads the USC Digital Repository, responsible for providing services to the USC community and to organization around the world to manage their archives.

Gustman has twenty years of leadership experience in information technology. In addition to his responsibilities for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, he has developed proposals for new antipiracy technologies at USC. He has been the primary investigator on National Science Foundation research projects with a cumulative funding total of more than $8 million. He has a bachelor of science in engineering, with a focus in computer engineering, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Sam Gustman's slides

Last Updated: 2/12/13