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Recent Talks

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

RIOTS logo 

Professor Sean Smith, Director of the ISTS and Bill Nisen, Associate Director, spoke at the

School House residential cluster on the Internet of Risky Things  - February 21, 2017, 5:30 PM

Craig Smith




You Don't Own Your Car
Craig Smith
Tuesday May 10, 2016 
Carson L02 @4:15

David Safford


Hardware Based Security for GE's Industrial Control Systems
David Safford
GE Global Research
Tuesday May 17, 2016
Carson L02 @4:15



"It's Fine," They Said. "Just Ship It," They Said.
Dan Tentler
The Phobos Group
Tuesday April 12, 2016 
Carson L02 @4:15

Harold Thimbleby




The Best Way to Improve Healthcare is to Improve Computers
Harold Thimbleby
Swansea University
April 23, 2015

Craig Shue




Managing User-Level Compromises in Enterprise Network
Craig Shue
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
March 31, 2015



Oct news 2015


ISTS Information Pamphlet



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA

Recent Internship Grant Recipients

The application deadline for Summer 2016 internships is Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Current Intern  

There is no Spring 2016 intern.


Past Interns

Ben Packer

Ben Packer '17

Ben spent his Fall 2015 term with the non-profit DemocracyOS Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The goal of The DemocracyOS Foundation is to develop an open source website that allows people to deliberate and vote on policy issues that are relevant to them, among other things.  Ben, a Computer Science major, worked on programming the website, as well as developing ideas and proposals for what the fully fledged system will look like.  To read Ben's descriptions of his work and experiences click here.

Dylan Scandinaro

Dylan Scandinaro '17

Dylan spent his Spring 2015 term in Amman, Jordan with the non-profit organization Wamda Research Lab (  He taught Middle Eastern entrepreneurs how to use data analysis to make strategic business decisions.  He also analyzed data on entrepreneurship and business in the Middle East to be presented to foreign investors and governments.

Irene Feng '17

Irene Feng '17

Irene spent the Winter 2015 term interning for Girl Rising in New York City.  Girl Rising's mission is to raise awareness of girls' education around the world and the positive impact it brings.  Irene, an intended Computer Science major, was Girl Rising’s first technology and web development intern.  

George Boateng '16

George Boateng '16

George interned during the Summer 2014 term in Ghana implementing "Project iSWEST 2014," (Innovating Solutions with Engineering, Science & Technology), a summer program to get high school students solving problems by inspiring them to be creative while coaching them to develop innovative solutions to problems in their communities.

Peter Saisi '16

Peter Saisi '16

Peter spent Summer 2014 working with the County Government of Bungoma, Kenya, teaching Computer Studies and training Computer Studies teachers. Peter's internship was co-funded by the Tucker Foundation.

Ajay Kannon '15

Ajay Kannan '15

Ajay spent Winter 2014 at MIT's Little Devices Lab, which focuses on affordable health, medical technology, and DIY innovation. The Little Devices Lab works with communities all over the world to design medical technology that can be built out of local materials.

 Henry Joyce

Henry Joyce '17

Henry interned during Winter 2014 with agricultural economist Dr. Luis Crouch through the International Development Group (IDG), part of the non-profit RTI, International, based in Washington, DC, assisting in the development of a model of the world agro-economy.


Cooper Thomas '14

Cooper spent Summer 2013 as the GIS Intern for the Boston Cyclists Union, analyzing bicycle incident data to locate the safest and most dangerous areas for riders in the city and create maps and information graphics.


Tausif Noor '14 

Tausif spent Winter 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh volunteering for the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) doing research on the education system, assessing the content of Computer Aided Learning (CAL) materials.


Mary Scott Cain '14

Mary Scott spent Winter 2013 interning with the Georgia-based Chalmers Center for Economic Development, and spent time in West Africa researching the impact of mobile banking on developing economies.


Anani Sawadogo '14

Anani spent Summer 2012 in Burkina Faso, organizing and teaching a summer camp on web design and entrepreneurship under the supervision of the International School of Ouagadougou.


Charles Governali '12

Charlie spent Summer 2012 with the Natural Capital Project in Palo Alto, CA, helping to improve a spatially explicit model of biodiversity. 


Jake Epstein '13

Jake spent Winter 2012 in Kathmandu working as a computer technology development intern with the NGO Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN).


Robert Szypko '12

Robert spent Summer 2011 in Boston working for Partners' in Health on their Global Health Delivery Project's online platform.


Lauren Rosenbaum '11

Lauren spent Summer 2010 working with the peer-to-peer microloan non-profit Zidisha in Masai Mara.


Emma Smithayer '12

Emma worked with the One Laptop Per Child program in Uruguay during Spring 2010.


Parker Phinney '12

During Winter 2010, Parker worked in Philadelphia for OpenHatch, a community website working to help the development of open source software.











Last Updated: 3/30/16