Last updated on: 7/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David L. Dill, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Paperless e-voting technology is almost totally opaque. No one can scrutinize critical processes of the election, such as the collection of ballots and counting of votes, because those processes occur invisibly in electronic circuits. Voters have no means to confirm that the machines have recorded their votes correctly, nor do they have any assurance that their votes won’t be changed later. Paperless e-voting, in its current form, is a threat to democracy.”

Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, June 21, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Founder and Board Director, VerifiedVoting.org and Verified Voting Foundation
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Voting Systems Standards Committee, Ad Hoc Touch Screen Task Force of the California Secretary of State, Citizens DRE Oversight Board of the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters
  • Testified before the U.S. Senate and Commission on Federal Election Reform
  • Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, 2005
  • Pioneer Award, Electronic Frontier Foundation, 2004
  • Fellow of the IEEE, 2001
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1988
Education:
  • PhD, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1987
  • MS, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1982
  • SB, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1979
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the Difference between an Audit and a Recount?
  2. Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?
  3. Do Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails Disenfranchise Disabled Voters and Language Minorities?