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We are recruiting master’s and doctoral students!

Are you interested in continuing your studies and contributing to the field of SmartHome security and privacy? If so, you’ve come to the right place! The SPLICE team is an interdisciplinary research team spanning seven institutions. Our researchers work in four main areas: Systems and networks; Internet of Things; Sociology, law and policy; and Human-Computer Interaction. Our goal is to continue building our team with a focus on inter-disciplinary collaborations. You can find more information about the teams that are recruiting below!


Professor Kevin Kornegay at Morgan State University

  • I am currently looking for two or three master’s students and one to two PhD students.
  • My research focus is on Privacy Enabled Security.
  • You can learn more about my lab and our research here.
  • If you are interested, apply here!

Professor Michel Kornegay at Morgan State University

  • I am currently looking for two master’s students and one PhD student.
  • Our research focuses on the development of device fingerprints based upon the RF wireless emissions from IoT devices found in a smart home. We develop the fingerprints by collecting I/Q data samples and extracting transient, channel or steady-state features unique to the device transmitter. We apply machine learning algorithms on the features to help create a device fingerprint. We are looking for students who are highly motivated, critical thinkers with exposure on the following topics: RF analog electronics, Matlab, communication theory, digital signal processing and machine learning. 
  • You can learn more about my lab and our work here.
  • To apply for graduate program admission, students can use this link. It is strongly recommended that students contact Dr. Michel Kornegay prior to submitting an application.

Professor David Kotz at Dartmouth College

  • I am currently seeking a PhD student to join my team beginning fall 2022. If you are interested, you need to apply to our PhD program by December 15, 2021. In our system of graduate admissions, faculty do not admit students directly.
  • 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.
  • In addition to collaborating with ten SPLICE professors and their students, you would have the opportunity to engage more broadly with the Department of Computer Science (CS) and with the cybersecurity community at Dartmouth via the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS), providing extended opportunities for learning and collaboration. 

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Kotz named Dartmouth interim provost

Dartmouth College recently announced that David Kotz, SPLICE PI, will be interim provost starting July 1st. Along with leading the SPLICE project, Kotz will support and advance the teaching and scholarship of Dartmouth faculties and schools, as well as student-related programs.

Kotz previously held the position of interim provost in 2017-2018 and has served as executive director of Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society and as core director of Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. We look forward to Kotz’s continued contributions in his academic pursuits and as a leader of Dartmouth College.

To read more, check out the Dartmouth News’ piece here. Join us in congratulating Professor Kotz!

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Kotz speaks at Science Cafe

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about your digital privacy and online security and didn’t know who to ask, this Science Cafe NH episode is the one to watch.

In a one-hour long webinar, questions run the gamut of topics, from “Is 1password a good service to use?” to “What should you do if you’re hacked?” and “What are the real risks of sharing family photos and information on Facebook?” Panelists Professor Kotz, Dr. Nora Draper, and Azeddine Jakib give you their straightforward answers to help keep yourself, your families, communities, and broader networks safer.

What’s one way you’ve integrated security and privacy practices in your technological habits to protect yourself and others?

The panelists and moderator for the March 2021 Science Cafe NH