Health Systems Seminar Featuring David Kotz

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David Kotz, professor of computer science and associate dean of the faculty for the sciences at Dartmouth College, will present a lecture titled, "Security and Privacy in mHealth Systems." Lunch will be served at noon.

Abstract: Mobile computing and sensing technologies present exciting opportunities for healthcare. Wireless sensors worn by patients can automatically deliver medical sensor data to care providers, family members or other caregivers, providing new opportunities to diagnose, monitor and manage a wide range of medical conditions. Using the mobile phones that patients already carry to provide connectivity between sensors and providers can help to keep costs low and deployments simple. However, there are many security and privacy challenges involved in developing a system that will protect the patient's privacy and the integrity of the data collected. In this talk Dr. Kotz will describe the advent of these mHealth systems, survey the security and privacy issues and describe research underway at Dartmouth to address these challenges.

Speaker's Bio: During the 2008-09 academic year, David Kotz was a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, and a Fulbright Research Scholar to India. At Dartmouth, he was the executive director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies from 2004 to 2007. His research interests include security and privacy, pervasive computing for healthcare and wireless networks. He has published more than 100 refereed journal and conference papers. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Senior Member of the ACM, a member of the USENIX Association and a 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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