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Security and Privacy in mHealth Systems

Presented by David Kotz, PhD

DATE: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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LOCATION: HSI Event Room (207)

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.
David KotzSpeaker’s Bio
David Kotz is a Professor of Computer Science, and Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences, at Dartmouth College in Hanover New Hampshire. During the 2008-09 academic year he 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 - 2007.
His research interests include security and privacy, pervasive computing for healthcare, and wireless networks.  He has published over 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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