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 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 

Past Talks

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



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Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Mustaque Ahamad, PhD

Mustaque Ahamad

Dr. Mustaque Ahamad currently serves as the Director of Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC). He is a professor in the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. In his twenty plus year academic career at Georgia Tech, Dr. Ahamad has led numerous research projects and educational initiatives. His research interests span distributed systems and middleware, computer security and dependable systems. He has published over one hundred research papers in these areas and has advised over twenty doctoral students. He has also served on program committees of numerous conferences and has received awards for his research papers. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and numerous information technology and security companies. Dr. Ahamad led the effort to create a broad and comprehensive information security curriculum and the graduate degree program in this area at Georgia Tech. Based on the educational and research programs in information security, GTISC has been designated as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education-Research (CAE-R).

As Director of GTISC, Dr. Ahamad has helped develop several major research thrusts in areas that include security of emerging converged communication networks and applications, identity and access management and security of healthcare information technology systems. In his current role, Dr. Ahamad works extensively with local and national industry leaders to develop effective relationships to address the challenges associated with securing networked information systems. Dr. Ahamad received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1985. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.

Last Updated: 5/11/10