David Henthorn

Associate Professor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

David Henthorn is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN. His research interests include control systems and securing critical infrastructure.

Talk Title: Illuminating the Dark Data of Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure, such as manufacturing facilities, power plants, dams, and chemical plants, has long experienced a phenomenon known as dark data – crucial information is locked away in disparate and proprietary systems. At Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, we are teaching students to unlock this data with the help of tools such as Telegraf and InfluxDB to better make informed decisions. In addition, these tools allow our students to investigate best practices in data handling and critical infrastructure cybersecurity.