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Past Talks

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5th
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 28th
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 14th
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 8th
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 31st
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 31st
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

Dan Wallach

STAR-Vote: A Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable Voting System

Professor Dan Wallach
Rice University
Thursday April 27, 2017
Carson L01, 5:00 PM

Ben Miller Dragos

Pandora's Power Grid - What Can State Attacks Do and What Would be the Impact?

Ben Miller
Chief Threat Officer, Dragos, Inc.
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Kemeny 007, 4:30 PM
Brendan Nyhan




Factual Echo Chambers? Fact-checking and Fake News in Election 2016.

Professor Brendan Nyhan
Dartmouth College
Thursday May 4, 2017
Rocky 001, 5:00 PM

Dickie George


Espionage and Intelligence

Professor Dickie George
Johns Hopkins University
Thursday May 11, 2017
Rocky 001, 5:00 PM

Dan Wallach

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine

Ukrainian Cybersecurity Researchers
Thursday April 6, 2017
Oopik Auditorium 5:30 PM

ISTS Information Pamphlet



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
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.