News & Events

  • In the aftermath of the Oct 21 Internet attacks, the New York Times writes of "A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices." One observer noted that society needs an "Unsafe at Any Speed" for this new era of the Internet of Things. Fortunately, Dartmouth Professor Sean Smith (Director of ISTS) has just written that—building on the work he and Prof Sergey Bratus have done on the smart grid, and on the Living/Learning course Smith taught in Summer 2015 in collaboration with DEN...

  • Smartwatches can be handy—perhaps too “handy,” given that they require both hands to operate. That can be a problem if your other hand is full, nonfunctioning or missing.

    Researchers have tried a variety of approaches to help smartwatch users who lack a free hand, such as putting acoustic sensors on the watchband to capture inputs from finger-tapping. These efforts have concentrated mostly on enabling discrete commands, such as moving down a list of songs one at a time. Voice commands...

  • is featuring a story about the recently published research which was co-authored by CS Professor Wojciech Jarosz in collaboration with Romain Prévost and ...

  • With the rise in wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers that rely on smart sensors, and the continued popularity of smartphones, smartdevices are taking our country by storm. Wireless data for such devices is typically beamed through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, yet, the new wireless communication technology of “visible light communication (VLC),” has emerged as a new option albeit with limitations due to the challenges it faces in practice, such as being easily blocked or not being able...

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Read more at: ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...