David Kotz

Academic Appointments
  • Provost

  • Pat and John Rosenwald Professor, Computer Science

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David Kotz is the Provost, the Pat and John Rosenwald Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and the Director of Emerging Technologies and Data Analytics in the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, all at Dartmouth College. He previously served as Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences and as the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies. His research interests include security and privacy in smart homes, pervasive computing for healthcare, and wireless networks. He has published over 240 refereed papers, obtained $89m in grant funding, and mentored nearly 100 research students. He is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, a 2008 Fulbright Fellow to India, a 2019 Visiting Professor at ETH Zürich, and an elected member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his AB in Computer Science and Physics from Dartmouth in 1986, and his PhD in Computer Science from Duke University in 1991.


Parkhurst, Room 111D
HB 6004


  • Ph.D. Duke University 1991
  • B.A. Dartmouth College 1986

Selected Publications

  • Beatrice Perez, Gregory Mazzaro, Timothy J. Pierson, and David Kotz. Detecting the Presence of Electronic Devices in Smart Homes Using Harmonic Radar. Remote Sensing, volume 14, number 2, article 327, 18 pages. MDPI, January 2022. doi:10.3390/rs14020327. Special issue on Nonlinear Junction Detection and Harmonic Radar. [Details]

  • Taylor Hardin and David Kotz. Amanuensis: Information Provenance for Health-Data Systems. Journal of Information Systems Management and Security, volume 58, number 2, article 102460, 21 pages. Elsevier, March 2021. doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2020.102460. [Details]

  • Varun Mishra, Sougata Sen, Grace Chen, Tian Hao, Jeffrey Rogers, Ching-Hua Chen, and David Kotz. Evaluating the Reproducibility of Physiological Stress Detection Models. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT/UbiComp), volume 4, number 4, article 147, 29 pages. ACM, December 2020. doi:10.1145/3432220. [Details]

  • Timothy J. Pierson, Travis Peters, Ronald Peterson, and David Kotz. Proximity Detection with Single-Antenna IoT Devices. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), article 21, 15 pages. ACM, October 2019. doi:10.1145/3300061.3300120. [Details]

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