Seeking new PhD students, 2021

Dartmouth Department of Computer Science
Professor David Kotz


I am currently seeking a PhD student to join my team beginning fall 2021 or earlier. If you are interested, you need to apply to our PhD program. In our system of graduate admissions, faculty do not admit students directly.

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