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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

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information:
Army Social Computing Research

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman 
Senior Operations Research Analyst
Army Research Laboratory, Computational Information Sciences Directorate
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM - Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room

Liz Bowman
Liz Bowman


Information technologies and applications have profoundly impacted the global social order as individuals and groups race to dominate influential narratives and exert their will upon others. Military leaders have witnessed the pervasive impact of information and recently declared it as the 7th Joint Warfighting Function. Emerging doctrine addresses the deliberate integration with other joint functions (Command and Control, Intelligence, Fires, Movement and Maneuver, Protection, and Sustainment) to influence relevant actor perceptions, behavior, action or inaction, and human and automated decision making. Information, and the advanced technologies that allow it to be generated, shared, and interpreted, is driving research strategies in the Army Research Lab. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) essential research area was recently organized to speed the insertion of autonomous elements into battle systems to strengthen conventional deterrence.  The ARL AI/ML vision is to develop artificially intelligent agents (heterogeneous & distributed) that rapidly learn, adapt, reason & act in contested, austere & congested environments. In the newly created ARL Social Computing Team, our efforts address these AI/ML topics: 1) Adaptive algorithms to reduce cognitive load, 2) Cyber-threat detection, 3) Information agent-delivered decisional guidance, 4) Shared mission planning, and 5) Social influence mechanisms and thresholds. This presentation will introduce the goals and technical gaps of the ARL AI/ML program and demonstrate how Social Computing programs will address portions of those areas.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman is a Senior Operations Research Analyst with the Army Research Laboratory, Computational Information Sciences Directorate. She has a PhD from the University of Maryland and leads a research program addressing text and imagery data analytics, with a focus on social computing.  Her research is internationally recognized through her active research in NATO and TTCP partnerships.  She leads national and international groups focused on extracting information from multiple sources to rapidly form knowledge of operational threats in unfamiliar environments. 

Video of Presentation

YouTube video of Dr. Bowman's presentation - coming soon...

Last Updated: 12/13/17