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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

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Ross Koppel, PhD

Ross Koppel

Dr. Koppel's current appointments include: Faculty, University of Pennsylvania Sociology Department; Principal Investigator, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Chair-Elect, AMIA Evaluation Working Group; Faculty, The Rand Corporation; Evaluator, Harvard Medical School project to restructure HIT architecture; and President, Social Research Corporation.

Professor Koppel’s work in medical informatics reflects his 40 year career as researcher and professor of sociology of work and organizations, statistics, ethnographic research, survey research, and medical sociology. He is the principal investigator of Penn’s study on hospital workplace culture and medication errors. In the past 4 years Dr. Koppel has published over 25 articles and book chapters on HIT in JAMA, Health Affairs, JAMIA, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Journal of Clinical Care, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Managed Care, AHRQ-M&M, and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology plus two books (one on research methods (Sage Publications) and one in press). Koppel is also the author of several works on evaluation and use of statistical methods in medical settings.

His work generally combines sophisticated statistical analyses with survey research and skilled ethnographic research—focusing on use of HIT in situ. Prof. Koppel is currently Co-PI of an AHRQ-funded project to develop a guide to implementing HIT while mitigating unintended consequences. That guide is based on new models of interactions between technology and organizations, which Koppel co-authored with Michael Harrison. In addition to his work in medical informatics, Koppel has authored over 160 academic papers and articles, several monographs, and several books and book chapters. Many of those works addressed the interaction between technology and the workplace, training for use of technology, hospitals as workplaces, illness and society, and the cost of disease and caregiving to the U. S. economy.

Dr. Koppel is the recipient of the Distinguished Career Award in the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association (ASA). He has also been honored with the William Foote Whyte Award from the ASA’s section on Public Sociology, the Robert E. Park Award from the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, the Distinguished Career Award from the Society for Applied Sociology, and several other awards for his work in Sociological scholarship and practice. He has served as president of all of America’s associations of applied sociologists. Koppel also: is the incoming chair of AMIA’s Evaluation Working Group; sits on several academic journal editorial boards, serves on the Board of the European Sociology Association’s Section on Qualitative Methods; has twice served on the White House Conference on Future of Small Business & Entrepreneurship; was president of the section on Temporal Ecology of the Research Committee on Social Ecology of the International Sociological Association; and has served as an evaluator for the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Last Updated: 5/12/10