Computer Scientist and Former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"Because paperless DREs [electronic voting machines] provide no audit trail, it's imperative that they be extensively tested before, during, and after each election. DREs must also be securely stored between elections, as well as at polling sites before, during, and after each election...None of these steps can ensure that DRE software is free of malicious code and potentially damaging bugs. The best we can do is to attempt to reduce the risks associated with these machines."
"Electronic Voting Machines: The Good, the Bad, and the Stupid," ACM Queue, 2004
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:
Founder and Chair, ACM US Public Policy Committee (USACM), 1993-present
Board of Directors: Verified Voting Foundation, U.C. Berkeley Engineering Fund, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Coalition to Diversify Computing, and Public Knowledge
Former Senior Programmer and Senior Technology Advisor, IBM Global Services
Testified before U.S. Congress and California State Legislature on technology and election issues
Served on U.S. President's Export Council's Subcommittee on Encryption and President's Council on the Year 2000 Conversion Information Technology-Sector
Member, National Workshop on Internet Voting convened by President Clinton and Security Peer Review Group of U.S. Department of Defense's Internet voting project Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Project (SERVE)
Member, National Committee for Voting Integrity
Co-chair, ACM study of statewide databases of registered voters
Co-founder, Reentry Program for Women and Minorities, UC Berkeley Computer Science Department
Advisory Board: Oxford Internet Institute, Public Interest Registry's .ORG Advisory Council
Fellow, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
First woman to receive Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, UC Berkeley, 2005
Outstanding Contributor Award, ACM, 2002
President of the ACM, 1998-2000
Alumnus of the Year, UC Berkeley Computer Science Department, 2000