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Upcoming Talks

Cyrus Farivar 

Cyrus Farivar
50 Years of Surveillance Law in America
Monday, April 29, 2019
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth
5:00 p.m.


Past Talks

Martha Pollack   Martha Pollack
AI: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Sarit Kraus

Dr. Sarit Kraus
Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University
Attention Based Fraud Detection of Online Banking Transactions
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Haldeman Center 041
4:00 PM

Amro Farid Professor Amro Farid
Associate Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Hetero-functional Graph Theory for Interdependent Smart City Infrastructures
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Life Sciences Center 201
5:00 PM
Meredith Patterson

Meredith Patterson
Co-originator of the Language-theoretic Approach to Computer Security
Computational Linguistics & Computer Security
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kemeny Hall 108

Samantha Ravich

Samantha Ravich
Deputy Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Why America’s Private Sector is now on
the Front Lines of an Emerging Battlefield
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Room)

William Regli, Ph.D

William Regli, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the Clark School of Engineering, 
Professor of Computer Science at the 
University of Maryland at College Park
A New Type of Thinking
Friday, June 22, 2018
Life Sciences Center 105
11:00 AM

Tata Consulting Logo

Dr. Gautam Shroff
Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of Research at Tata Consultancy Services 
Enterprise AI for Business 4.0: from Automation to Amplification
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
3:30 PM

John Dickerson UMD

John P Dickerson
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Using Optimization to Balance Fairness and Efficiency in Kidney Exchange
Monday,  May 21, 2018
Kemeny Hall 008
3:30 PM

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Russian Interference in American Politics and Cyber Threats to Our Democracy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center)
11:00 AM

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
In Conversation: Lisa Monaco, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Filene Auditorium (Moore Building)
5:00 PM
Sponsored by The Dickey Center for International Understanding

John Stewart EPRI

John Stewart
Sr. Technical Leader, Cyber Security, EPRI
Securing Grid Control Systems
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sudikoff L045 Trust Lab
12:00 Noon

M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson
Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Hacking Trust: How the Social Technology of Cooperation Will Revolutionize Government
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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 28, 2017
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 14, 2017
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 8, 2017
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 31, 2017
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 31, 2017
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

Russian Bear

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine
Thursday 6 April 2017, Oopik Auditorium 5:30 PM
Video of Roman's and Oleksii's presentations


ISTS Information Pamphlet



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

Trustworthy Information Systems for Healthcare

TISH logo

Healthcare in the 21st century requires secure and effective information technology systems to meet two of its most significant challenges: improving the quality of care while also controlling the costs of care.  Yet developing, deploying and using information technology that is both secure and genuinely effective in the complex clinical, organizational and economic environment of healthcare is a significant challenge in its own right. This project's multidisciplinary research will drive innovation in information-sharing technology that ensures security and privacy while addressing the pragmatic needs of patients, clinical staff, and healthcare organizations to deliver efficient, high-quality care.


tishthreadsThe multidisciplinary team of investigators is addressing fundamental challenges in current and emerging areas of information security, as identified by its healthcare partners, through four research threads:


The team includes three computer scientists, two sociologists, a medical clinician, and a business expert, in collaboration with local hospitals. This team brings deep experience with the challenges of authentication in dynamic environments, the use of sensor technology for personal health applications, the sociology of trust and privacy, the organization and delivery of healthcare, and the economics of enterprise security.

  • TISH team
    TISH Co-PIs (l-r) Eric Johnson, Sean Smith, David Kotz, Denise Anthony, and former co-PI Andrew Gettinger
    Photo by Joseph Mehling '69
    Principal Investigator: David Kotz, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Faculty for the Sciences
  • Co-PI: Denise Anthony, Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Research Director of ISTS
  • Co-PI: Sean Smith, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Co-PI: Eric Johnson, Professor of the Science of Administration, Tuck School of Business and Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies
  • Key Personnel: Ann Flood, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, DMS
  • Project Researchers

Advisory Board

The TISH team is advised by a board of experts with years of experience in the fields of healthcare, technology, and security and privacy.


The four research teams regularly present and publish their work.  Papers are available for download below and on the specific research team websites.

Education and Outreach

The TISH project team is committed to getting its research out to the widest audience and to giving students an opportunity to engage in the effort.  For more information see the project's education and outreach initiatives.


In May 2012, the TISH team sponsored the Securing Information Technology in Healthcare: Part II (SITH2) Workshop.  Information on the workshop, including participant bios, presentations, and feedback, can be found on the conference website.


The TISH project is a three-year, $3M effort funded by the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Trustworthy Computing Program


For more information on the TISH project, please download our two-page overview.  Also, please feel free to email questions to or call 603.646.0700. 


This project is a partnership among the Dartmouth Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS), the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in White River Junction, Vermont, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDIHPCP), Google, and Intel.

Last Updated: 10/21/13