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Networking with David Kotz ’86

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David KotzDavid Kotz ’86 (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

David Kotz ’86, principal investigator on the new Trustworthy Information Systems for Healthcare (TISH) project, has pursued research in information technology, wireless networks, and cybersecurity for 23 years, an interest sparked when he was an undergraduate at Dartmouth. He has been on the faculty since 1991 and served as director of Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society from 2005 to 2008. Recently, Kotz was appointed associate dean of the faculty for the sciences.

Kotz has also just returned from a nine-month Fulbright Scholarship where he worked in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. There, he contributed to the rapidly growing Wi-Fi research community, helping measure the traffic and usage patterns of wireless networks, and developing new models to understand how the networks are used.

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The Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, which Professor David Kotz ’86 visited while on a Fulbright Scholarship researching wireless networks last year. Check out Kotz’s blog chronicling his travels and adventures in India. (Photo by David Kotz ’86)

“I encountered many technologists who believe that India’s pressing health-care needs could benefit from the judicious application of information technology,” says Kotz. “So I worked with Microsoft Research and the Indian Institute of Science to sponsor an interdisciplinary workshop. Participants, including engineers and health-care professionals drawn from academia, industry, and the public sector, described existing projects and identified interdisciplinary research opportunities. I was thrilled to see new collaborations taking root.”

By SUSAN KNAPP

Last Updated: 1/11/10