News & Events

  • Prof. Sean Smith discussed the risks of self-driving cars (and plugged his upcoming book on the risks of the Internet of Things) on NHPR's "The Exchange" on Sep 19. Check out a summary of the discussion, or listen to the full postcast here.

  • The Neukom Fellows program is an interdisciplinary postdoctoral program at Dartmouth that may provide another means of working with or being mentored by faculty in our department. Please see the position announcement at http://neukom.dartmouth.edu/programs/neukom_fellows_app.html for a list of requirements and instructions on how to apply. Application deadline is November 15, 2016.

  • CS major Kaya Thomas '17 was quoted in a story in "Mercury News" about diversity in STEM:

    STEM itself is what is going to change the world and contribute to our society with new ideas. New groups of people bring innovations, and there's not as much diversity in the field as it could be.

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  • Prof. Andrew Campbell talks with Dartmouth Alumni magazine about the trade offs of an increasingly monitored state where we surrender our privacy to protect ourselves from dangerous behavior.

    Check out the full story.

  • U.S. News & World Report recently talked to Prof. David Kotz about the sometimes misunderstood privacy implications of using mobile health tracking apps. From the article:

    In a 2016 study published in JAMA, researchers evaluated the privacy policies of 211 Android diabetes apps and found that 81 percent of them did not have any privacy policies at all. Of the 19 percent that did, not all of the provisions...

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  • See the full coverage at Dartmouth Now.

    Every year Dartmouth names a few of its top faculty to endowed professorships, recognizing their scholarship, teaching, and service to the College community as models of Dartmouth’s liberal arts ideal. We congratulate our very own Dr. Hany Farid, who was appointed to the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professorship.

    In the...

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  • Dartmouth researchers are “using the power of the light all around us to develop a light-sensing system that tracks a person’s behavior continuously in real-time, without being overbearing,” writes the website Electronics 360 in a feature about the system.

    “The StarLight system has a variety of potential applications, including virtual reality without on-body controllers and real-time health monitoring. The new system builds upon the team’s previous work, called license, and reduces...

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  • Dartmouth College computer science professor Hany Farid — using funding from Microsoft Corp. — has developed technology to help scrub extremist content from the internet.

    Working with the nonprofit think tank Counter Extremism Project, Farid built software capable of identifying and tracking photo, video and audio files, even if they’ve been altered. The software, unveiled Friday, would allow websites such as Facebook Inc. to automatically catch flagged content and remove it or...

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  • Dr. Gabe Weaver received his PhD from Dartmouth in 2013. During his research career, Gabe has had stints at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and as a non-residential fellow at Harvard, where he designed an XML vocabulary to encode Ancient Greek Mathematical diagrams. He more recently worked as a research scientist in Illinois' Information Trust Institute.

    For his dissertation at Dartmouth College, Gabe created eXtended Unix tools (XUTools) to process a broader class of languages in which...

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  • Jacob Weiss '16 kept a steady beat for three years in his high school marching band. At Dartmouth, he decided to major in computer science, but he never lost the urge to play his bass trombone, so he joined the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble. That's where his talents caught the attention of Matthew Marsit, director of bands at the Hop, who has asked Weiss to conduct a challenging composition for the ensemble's spring concert. Read more at...

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