Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"So, my role was to basically look at the Sequoia system’s source code and see if there were any security problems in it—to do a security review of the software. Now, after we finished, all the reports found particular problems that were particular to the various systems. There was an overall similarity among them, which is that all three of the reviewed systems, of the three systems that were reviewed, Diebold, Sequoia and Hart, all of the teams that looked at them just found that the software mechanisms that are intended to secure the systems can be defeated very, very easily. They just don’t work very well, at all. Because of that, the red teams that were to try to penetrate these systems and tamper with election results in a simulated environment had a relatively easy time of it. They were able to succeed at almost everything they tried."
"Voice of the Voters: Transcript of Matt Blaze Interview," OpEdNews.com, Aug. 8, 2007
Experts Election officials, people with post-graduate degrees in a computer or political science, JD's, Members of Congress, or elected officials with significant involvement in, or related to, electronic voting machine issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
Team Leader, Sequoia "Source code review team" for 2007 California Secretary of State "Top-to-Bottom" review, 2007
PhD, Computer Science, Princeton University, 1993
MA, Computer Science, Princeton University, 1989
MS, Computer Science, Columbia University, 1988
BS, City University of New York (Hunter College), 1986
"Security Evaluation of ES&S Voting Machines and Election Management System," USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop, July 29, 2008
Cowritten with Arel Cordero, Sophie Engle, Chris Karlof, Naveen Sastry, Micah Sherr, Till Stegers, and Ka-Ping Yee, "Source Code Review of the Sequoia Voting System," California Secretary of State "Top-to-Bottom" Review, July 20, 2007