Last updated on: 9/2/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Ted Selker, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of Considerate Systems Research at Carnegie Mellon University
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Numerous pieces of evidence suggest that electronic voting machines outperformed all other methods used in November’s [2004] election.”

“Voting Technology: Election Auditing Is an End-to-End Procedure,” Science, 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:
  • Visiting Scientist, Center for Information Technology in Interest of Society, University of California at Berkeley, Aug. 2014–present
  • Director, Considerate Systems Research, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008-present
  • Director from MIT of Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2004-2008
  • Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
  • Computer Science Policy Leader award for work on voting technology, Scientific American magazine, 2004
  • Director, User Systems Ergonomics Research Lab, IBM Almaden Research Center, 1992-1999
  • Helped create the IBM ThinkPad laptop computer
  • Member of several professional societies including American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Committee on Voting Standards, and Industrial Designers Society Association of America (IDSAA)
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, IBM, 1997 & 1999
  • IBM Fellow, 1996-1999
Education:
  • PhD, Computer Science, City University of New York, 1992
  • MS, Computer/Information Science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1981
  • BS, Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1979
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Store Votes Securely?
  2. Should Electronic Voting Machines Have Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails?
  3. Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?