Dan Wallach Webinar on Electronic Voting Research

Join MCS@Rice on October 7, 2020 at 12pm CDT

Dan Wallach Webinar on Electronic Voting Research

Join MCS@Rice and Rice computer scientist and election security expert Dan S. Wallach for a webinar on voting systems and electronic voting research. Wallach's work on election security has recently been featured in Wired Magazine and CNBC.

In this virtual event, Wallach will address efforts to understand vulnerabilities in existing voting systems and how we should engineer such systems correctly.

Elections must satisfy a variety of seemingly contradictory properties. We need convincing evidence that the election tallies are correct, while we cannot keep evidence that might link voters to their votes. Voting systems must be simple and easy to use for the entire voting population and cheap to purchase and operate for voting officials. And, on top of all that, they must be resistant to attacks from the most talented nation-state adversaries, without requiring the same sophistication on the part of the defenders.

Dan S. Wallach is a Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His research considers a variety of different computer security topics.

October 7, 2020 at 12pm CDT
Open to the public


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