Seeking new PhD students, 2020

Dartmouth Department of Computer Science
Professor David Kotz


I am currently seeking a PhD student to join my team beginning 2020 fall or early 2021 winter. Applications are being reviewed as they arrive.

Interested candidates should contact me by email, supplying their vita/resume and a cover letter indicating how their background might fit with our research.

As a grad student in my group you would be involved in one of two bigger projects. 1. An interdisciplinary research team investigating security and privacy in the context of health and wellness, as part of a major national project called All of Us and, in particular, the Participant Technologies Systems Center (PTSC) run by Vibrent Health (see their blog post). 2. An interdisciplinary research team investigating security and privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT), with an emphasis on the context of Smart Homes, part of the seven-university SPLICE project led by Dartmouth.

In either case, you would have the opportunity to engage more broadly with the Department of Computer Science (CS), with the health-technology community at Dartmouth via the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH), and with the cybersecurity community at Dartmouth via the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS), providing extended opportunities for learning and collaboration.

You must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field, with some experience in building software prototypes, conducting experimental research, analyzing experimental data, and writing scientific publications. The best candidates will have some experience in one of the above domains, or in pervasive computing, mobile computing, embedded systems, machine learning, security, privacy, or some combination.

Dartmouth College is an Ivy League university with graduate programs in the sciences, engineering, medicine, and business. It is located in the beautiful town of Hanover NH, about two hours northwest of Boston. Hanover is the #1 college town in America! Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity employer, and I am especially interested in receiving applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.


Professor David Kotz
Pat and John Rosenwald Professor
Department of Computer Science
Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College