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Feb. 25 talk to explore voting security research
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center are hosting Dan Wallach, professor at Rice University, who will give a talk about voting security research.
The lecture is at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 25, and will be held via Zoom. The meeting ID is 917 8070 8046.
Elections must satisfy a variety of seemingly contradictory properties. There needs 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. On top of that, systems must be resistant to attacks from the most talented nation-state adversaries, without requiring the same sophistication on the part of the defenders. This talk, hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center, will describe some of our efforts to understand vulnerabilities in existing voting systems, and how we should engineer such systems correctly.
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. His research considers a variety of different computer security topics.