Rice electronic voting expert available through Election Day


(NewDesignWorld Press Center) - Rice University computer scientist and electronic voting expert Dan Wallach is available for news media interviews about previous electronic voting problems and current concerns with voting machines, voting software and Internet voting.

Wallach is an associate professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering. His research involves computer security and the issues of building secure and robust software systems for the Internet. He is the director of ACCURATE (A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable and Transparent Elections), a five-year research effort sponsored by the National Science Foundation with the aim of developing more robust and secure electronic voting technology.

Wallach also has worked on a number of high-profile voting security projects, including a 2003 study, with Johns Hopkins University, that found flaws in Diebold's e-voting systems, and in the state of California's 2007 "Top-to-Bottom Review" of electronic voting systems. This study, which included a review of the Hart InterCivic technology used in Harris County, Texas, left no further doubt of the insecurities of the nation's existing e-voting systems. Wallach has testified about voting security issues before a variety of government bodies and has had research support from the Texas Advanced Technology Program, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Schlumberger.


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