Last updated on: 5/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Arthur M. Keller, PhD Biography

Title:
Co-founder and Secretary of the Open Voting Consortium
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Existing e-voting systems easily might be subverted by their vendors, or their faults used by others to cheat. To put our heads in the sand does not solve the problem, but permits it to fester, to our republic’s peril. We must face the problem squarely, with the full array of intelligence, wisdom, and humility at our command.”

“A Deeper Look: Rebutting Shamos on e-Voting,” available online at his website (accessed Dec. 2005)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to electronic voting machine issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to electronic voting machine issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-founder and Board Secretary, Open Voting Consortium
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Executive Committee, Voting System Performance Review
  • Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Projects 1583 and 1622 to shape standards for evaluation of voting equipment and standards of electronic data exchange formats in election tabulation
  • Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, Millenium Edition
  • Profiled in TechWeb, Mar. 10, 2000
Education:
  • PhD, Computer Science, Stanford University, 1985
  • MS, Computer Science, Stanford University, 1979
  • BS, Mathematics and Computer and Information Science, Brooklyn College (CUNY), 1977
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Parallel Testing an Effective Method of Assuring the Accuracy of Electronic Voting Machines?
  2. Do Electronic Voting Machines Store Votes in a Manner That Preserves Voter Anonymity?