Center Leadership

David Kotz, PhD

Champion International Professor, Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences, Professor of Computer Science Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

Security & Privacy; Pervasive Computing; mHealth

Contact

David Kotz, PhD
Champion International Professor, Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences, Professor of Computer Science Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

603-646-1439

kotz@cs.dartmouth.edu


David Kotz is the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. He served as Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences for six years and as the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies for four years. In 2013 he was appointed to the US Healthcare IT Policy Committee. His research interests include security and privacy, pervasive computing for healthcare, and wireless networks.  He has published over 100 refereed journal and conference papers and obtained over $56m in grant funding.  He is PI of a $10m grant from the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program and leads a five-university team investigating Trustworthy Health &  Wellness technology (see thaw.org). 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. For more information see http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~dfk/.

He is a father of three, avid hiker, and frequent traveler (see blog).


Selected Publications
  • Timothy J. Pierson, Xiaohui Liang, Ronald Peterson, and David Kotz. "Wanda: securely introducing mobile devices." In IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), April, 2016.
  • Cory Cornelius, Ronald Peterson, Joseph Skinner, Ryan Halter, and David Kotz. "A wearable system that knows who wears it." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), June 2014. DOI 10.1145/2594368.2594369.
  • Shrirang Mare, Andre ́s Molina-Markham, Cory Cornelius, Ronald Peterson, and David Kotz. "ZEBRA: Zero-effort bilateral recurring authentication." In IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, May 2014. DOI 10.1109/SP.2014.51.
  • Shrirang Mare, Jacob Sorber, Minho Shin, Cory Cornelius, and David Kotz. "Hide-n-Sense: preserving privacy efficiently in wireless mHealth." Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), pages 1–14, June 2013, DOI 10.1007/s11036-013-0447-x.
  • Cory Cornelius and David Kotz. “Recognizing whether sensors are on the same body.” Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, June 2012, DOI 10.1016/j.pmcj.2012.06.005.
  • Aarathi Prasad, Jacob Sorber, Timothy Stablein, Denise Anthony, and David Kotz. “Understanding sharing preferences and behavior for mHealth devices.” In Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). ACM Press, October 2012, DOI 10.1145/2381966.2381983.
  • Jacob Sorber, Minho Shin, Ron Peterson, and David Kotz. “Plug-n-Trust: Practical trusted sensing for mHealth.” In International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys). ACM Press, June 2012, DOI 10.1145/2307636.2307665.
  • Jacob Sorber, Minho Shin, Ronald Peterson, Cory Cornelius, Shrirang Mare, Aarathi Prasad, Zachary Marois, Emma Smithayer, and David Kotz. “An Amulet for trustworthy wearable mHealth.” In Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile), February 2012, DOI 10.1145/2162081. 2162092.