Deputy Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"NIST is by no means a new comer to the issues related to electronic voting. Previous to the HAVA [Help America Vote Act], NIST's involvement in studying voting machine technology resulted in the publication of two technical papers in 1975 and 1988. NIST's recent activities related to voting system technology have been preparatory to the implementation of HAVA and fulfilling the initial mandates of the law."
Testimony before the Environment, Technology, and Standards Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, June 24, 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:
Deputy Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2003-present
Testified before the Environment, Technology, and Standards Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science on June 24, 2004 about testing and certification of electronic voting equipment
Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Brown Engineering Alumni Medal, 1997
U.S. Department of Commerce Distinguished Achievement in Federal Service Gold Medal, 1995
Director, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory at NIST, 1992-2003
U.S. Department of Commerce Meritorius Federal Service Silver Medal, 1984
Researcher, National Bureau of Standards (the predecessor of NIST), 1977-2003
PhD, Engineering, Brown University, 1972
MSc, Engineering, Brown University, 1968
Acting Director of NIST from Nov. 2004 through July 2005