Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Iowa
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"I cannot recommend large-scale funding for immediate modernization of voting systems across the country. To do so now would be to rush into the purchase of large numbers of [electronic voting] systems that...will be found failing by the standards we ought to have in place!"
"Problems With Voting Systems and Applicable Standards," testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, May 22, 2001
Experts 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:
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation's A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Accurate, and Transparent Elections (ACCURATE)
Founding Member, Voting Systems Performance Rating, 2005-present
Advisory Board - VerifiedVoting.org, 2004-present
National Committee on Voting Integrity, 2003-present
Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Open Voting Consortium, 2003-2004
Member, Iowa Election Reform Task Force, 2001
Chair, Iowa Board of Examiners for Voting Machines and Electronic Voting Systems, 1999-2002
Provided testimony about electronic voting systems before the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Congressional Black Caucus, Iowa State Association of Counties, New York State Board of Elections, and Connecticut Voting Technology Standards Board
Member of several professional societies including Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
PhD, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1980
MS, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1976