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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

Tata Consulting Logo

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


ISTS Information Pamphlet



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Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters (WIISARD)


Dr. LenertThe difficult-to-accept truth of our present era is that the United States faces a future clouded by the threat of terrorist actions involving nuclear, biological, and chemical agents (also known as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Such actions, previously inconceivably immoral, could produce large numbers of civilian casualties that would overwhelm existing healthcare facilities, jeopardizing the lives of victims and healthcare providers. The current technologies supporting acute field care of victims of disasters, and particularly victims of attacks with WMD’s are simply inadequate and that new systems and technologies for care need to be developed. The focus of the WIISARD project the use scalable wireless Internet healthcare that use location aware technologies to coordinate and enhance care of victims of WMD attacks and/or natural disaster. WIISARD is designed for use by a Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) units, Department of Homeland Security supported teams trained to respond to WMD events, at the site of WMD attack. The objective of WIISARD is to coordinate care at the site for hours to days, until victims can be transferred to hospitals. The system includes tightly integrated hardware and software components optimized for the mass casualty setting. The key elements of the hardware portions of system include: 1) an “active”802.11-based electronic triage tag for victims that reports geolocation and displays victims’triage status and instructions for management; 2) real-time wireless (802.11) blood pulse-oximetry monitoring for critical victims; 3) tracking and data relay units that support access points, data aggregation, geoloaction and data communications (TDRUs). TDRU’s use combinations 802,11b infrastructure, ad hoc MESH networking and G3 cellular technologies to provide robust scalable high speed data communications on the site and a reliable multi-modal backhaul to global Internet resources; and a wireless handheld medical records system. WIISARD is a joint project of the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Diego, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CalIT2) and the San Diego Regional MMRS. WIISARD is funded by a contract with the National Library of Medicine by the Library’s Disaster Informatics program.


Dr. Lenert is a Professor at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Associate Director of Biomedical Informatics for of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2) and a Staff Physician and Researcher at the Department of Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Lenert received his MD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds an a MS in Medical Informatics from Stanford University and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. Prior to the 9-11 Al Qaeda attacks, Dr. Lenert’s research focused on developing computer systems assist to patients, physicians and policy makers with difficult healthcare decisions. He has published over 80 papers on various topics in this area, focusing on software systems for measurement of patients’preferences using decision analytic techniques such as the standard gamble. After 9-11, Dr. Lenert began work with CALIT2 to develop the Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters (WIISARD) project. WIISARD is advanced wireless location aware electronic records system designed to enhance facilitate the care of victims at the site of disasters or terrorist attack.