CyLab Distinguished Seminar

  • Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center
  • Panther Hollow Conference Room 4101
  • Interim Provost and Champion International Professor
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Dartmouth College

Secure, Intentional Communications with Mobile Devices

Many mobile and wearable devices interact with their environment, with other devices, and with human users – and yet most of their communications occur invisibly via wireless networks.  How can users express their intent about which devices should communicate – especially in situations when those devices have never encountered each other before?    These devices are physically small, with limited computational resources and user interfaces, leading us to explore novel combinations of physical proximity and user interaction to ensure user intent in establishing and securing device interactions.  In this talk we describe several recent research results, and their relevance to applications in medicine, healthcare, and the Internet of Things.

David Kotz is serving as the Interim Provost at Dartmouth College through October 2018.  He is also the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He previously served as Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences, as the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies, and on the US Healthcare IT Policy Committee. His research interests include security and privacy, pervasive computing for healthcare, and wireless networks. He has published over 130 refereed journal and conference papers and obtained over $65m in grant funding. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Senior Member of the ACM, a 2008 Fulbright Fellow to India, and an elected member of Phi Beta Kappa.

After receiving his A.B. in Computer Science and Physics from Dartmouth in 1986, he completed his Ph.D in Computer Science from Duke University in 1991 and returned to Dartmouth to join the faculty.

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