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 Harold Thimbleby




The Best Way to Improve Healthcare is to Improve Computers
Harold Thimbleby
Swansea University
Thursday April 23, 2015 @4:15pm

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Science Innovation and National Security
Susan Coller-Monarez
Asst Dir for Nat'l Security and Internat'l Affairs
Exec Office of the President
Wed May 6, 2015 @4:15
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Mary Ellen Zurko



User-Centered Security: From Grand Challenge to Technology Transfer
Mary Ellen Zurko
Tuesday May 12, 2015 @4:15pm
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Scout Sinclair Brody



Open-Sourcing Usable Security
Scout Sinclair Brody D'13 Ph.D.
Simply Secure
Tuesday June 2, 2015 @4:15pm
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Computation Privacy and Regulatory Compliance Mechanisms for the Cloud
Radu Sion
Stony Brook University and Private Machines Inc.
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Patty Mechael
mHealth Alliance
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Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
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Hanover, NH 03755 USA

Massimiliano Pala, Ph.D.

Massimiliano Pala

ISTS Fellow
Dartmouth College, Department of Computer Science

Massimiliano Pala is currently working as a Research Associate in the Computer Science department at Dartmouth College on the PKI Interoperability and Usability Project under the guidance of Professor Sean Smith. In 2003, he joined the Ph.D. program at the Poilitecnico di Torino in PKI and Security, working with Professor Antonio Lioy. In October 2005, he worked for six months for the PKI/Trust Lab at Dartmouth College collaborating on the research activities of Professor Sean Smith’s team. Prior to that, he worked for several companies as a PKI/Security consultant.

Massimiliano started the OpenCA project in 1998 and continues its development and management. He holds a Laurea (equivalent to a BS and MS) in Computer Engineering from the University of Modena, Italy.

Massimiliano’s research interests are in the field of new security architectures and protocols development, trust management models and e-Government. An important aspect of his research is the improvement of security tools usability, e.g. digital certificates, PMIs, identity tokens.

Email: massimiliano.pala[at]

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