SCS Distinguished Panel: Electronic Voting: Sufficient Integrity & Security?

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Rashid Auditorium 4401 Gates Hillman Centers




Please join in for a special panel discussion, with special guests:

Lorrie Cranor
FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy and Director, CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University


David A. Eckhardt
Teaching Professor, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University

S. Candice Hoke
Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

David R Jefferson
Computer Scientist, LLNL


About the Speakers

Lorrie Faith Cranor is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-director of the MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program. She is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. She has authored over 100 research papers on online privacy, usable security, and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability O'Reilly 2005) and founded Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS ).

In 2016 to serve as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission.  She also chaired the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Specification Working Group at the W3C and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P (O'Reilly 2002). She has served on a number of boards, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation< Board of Directors, and on the editorial boards of several journals. In 2003 she was named one of the top 100 innovators 35 or younger by Technology Reviewmagazine and in 2014 she was named an ACM Fellow for her contributions to usable privacy and security research and education. She was previously a researcher at AT&T-Labs Research and taught in the Stern School of Business, New York University. In 2012-13 she spent her sabbatical year as a fellow in theFrank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University where she worked on fiber arts projects that combined her interests in privacy and security, quilting , computers, and technology. She practices yoga, plays soccer, and runs after her three children.

Dr. Cranor earned her B..S. (Engineering and Public Policy) 1992, Washington University in St. Louis, M.S. (Technology and Human Affairs) 1993, Washington University in St. Louis, M.S. (Computer Science) 1996, Washington University in St. Louis, D.Sc. (Engineering and Policy) 1996, Washington University in St. Louis

David A. Eckhardt, Teaching Professor, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University

David A. Eckhardt is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and Associate Director of the course-based Computer Science M.S. program. Dr. Eckhardt teaches upper-level Computer Science classes in the Systems area, especially a two-class sequence in Operating Systems. He has served the citizens of Allegheny County as a Judge of Elections, overseeing the operations of a polling place, since 1997. In 2007 he was appointed to the Allegheny County Citizens' Election System Advisory Panel and in 2011 was engaged by the Board of Elections of Venango County, Pennsylvania, to assess the integrity of their voting system. In 2015 he briefed the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth on voting-system security threats. He is a member of the Election Verification Network and vice president of VoteAllegheny, a non-partisan volunteer election integrity organization. Professor Eckhardt holds a B.S. in Computer Science (with a minor in Political Science) from The Pennsylvania State University, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon. Since 1990 he has been been licensed as amateur radio operator KA3YAI.

S. Candice Hoke, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Professor Hoke is widely recognized national authority on laws governing election technologies (including voting devices and voter registration databases), election management, and on federal regulatory programs reflecting federalism values. She is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and co-chair of the Yale Law Women's Association. Her most recent publications focus on election technology regulatory issues, some of which were co-authored with computer security scientists. Her prior publications focus on health care regulation, welfare/public entitlement programs, and constitutional standards for statutory preemption.

Professor Hoke presents her research in academic, technology, and election policy forums throughout the country. She has testified before Congress on federalism aspects of health care reform legislation and on election policies needed to achieve greater public accountability. She founded and directed the Center for Election Integrity, which conducted nationally unprecedented field research on deployed voting technologies and election administration management problems. Her assessments of election technology initiatives and election practices around the nation are frequently sought by the press; the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and all major television networks are a few examples. Her research and policy leadership has led to major national foundation funding and to foundation consulting work on election policy issues.

Professor Hoke served three terms on the American Bar Association's Advisory Commission on Election Law. She has consulted with all levels of government on election policies and technology issues. She serves on the Advisory Boards for the Verified Voting Foundation and other nonpartisan election improvement nonprofits located in Florida and Michigan. Following graduation from law school, Professor Hoke clerked for Judge Hugh Bownes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, MA and Concord, NH. She then practiced law at Hill & Barlow (Boston)focusing primarily on employment litigation and issues for both plaintiffs and defense) and transactions (both employment and business formation).

David R Jefferson, Computer Scientist

David Jefferson is a computer scientist (CMU PhD, 1980) who has worked at the intersection of public elections, computers, the Internet for over 20 years. He is on the boards of Verified Voting and the California Voter Foundation, and has served as an advisor to the last five California Secretaries of State. In 2004 he was coauthor of a strong critique of the SERVE Internet voting system proposed by the Department of Defense, leading to the program’s cancellation. He is frequently quoted on election security in the press, including an interview on CBS "60 Minutes II". He works at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he does research in extreme scale discrete event simulation.

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