Security SIG: Will your vote count?
Security, democracy, and electronic voting machines.
Dr. David Dill, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and founder of VerifiedVoting.org
Background: Insecure electronic voting machines are threatening our most fundamental right as citizens in a democracy, the right to vote. Federal changes to election rules have sent many states scurrying to replace their older equipment with new electronic voting computers. Unfortunately, election technology today has several flaws including software errors, vulnerability to manipulation, and lack of traceability.
About The Presenter
David L. Dill
David L. Dill is a Professor of Computer Science and, by courtesy, Electrical Engineering at Stanford University . He has been on the faculty at Stanford since 1987. His primary research interests relate to the theory and application of formal verification techniques to system designs, including hardware, protocols, and software. From July 1995 to September 1996, he was Chief Scientist at 0-In Design Automation. He was named a Fellow of the IEEE in 2001 for his contributions to verification of circuits and systems.
In the last year, Prof. Dill entered the debate on electronic voting with the "Resolution on Electronic Voting", which has been endorsed by many computer technologists as well as political scientists, lawyers, and other individuals. He served on the California Secretary of State's Ad Hoc Committee on Touch Screen Voting, he is on the IEEE P1583 voting standards committee, and is a member of the DRE Citizen's Oversight Committee for Santa Clara County, California.
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