Election systems: Issues and Solutions

Description:

This workshop will address issues regarding election system security and solutions. It will include a historical perspective as well as current and future solutions to the election security crisis.
Time: 
SATURDAY November 4th - 10:30am - 11:45am
Room: 
TE-120

Chair

First Name: 
Brent
Last Name: 
Turner
Affiliation: 
California Association of Voting Officials
Mr Turner is a civil rights activist from Northern California. Mr. Turner was instrumental in the creation of the San Francisco County Voting Systems Task Force and has been a Director of Communications for Open Voting Consortium and is currently Secretary for California Association of Voting Officials. Brent has been recognized as a ground breaking "" real activist "" for sustainability, and dedicates himself to local, state and federal voting issues. Mr. Turner is a graduate of Lincoln Law School in San Francisco and has a degree granted by University of San Diego in international legal studies from Oxford, England. Mr. Turner's efforts include volunteer work for the homeless, children’s health and environmental issues.

Speaker 1

First Name: 
Brian
Last Name: 
Fox
Affiliation: 
California Association of Voting Officials / Opus Logica Group
Brian J Fox is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, consultant, author, and free software advocate. He was the original author of the GNU Bash shell, which he announced as a beta in June 1989. He continued as the primary maintainer for bash until at least early 1993. In 1985 Fox worked with Richard Stallman at Stallman's newly created Free Software Foundation. At the FSF, Fox authored GNU Bash, GNU Makeinfo, GNU Info, GNU Finger, and the readline and history libraries. He was also the maintainer of Emacs for a time, and made many contributions to the software that was created for the GNU Project between 1986 and 1994.

Speaker 2

First Name: 
Ruben
Last Name: 
Major
Affiliation: 
Secretary of State candidate
Ruben began his career as an EMT nearly 20 years ago, helping those who could not help themselves: seniors, homeless, substance abusers, mentally disabled, and survivors of domestic violence. He has serviced small towns and large communities; busy interstates and Native American reservations; border towns and metropolitan areas. Eventually, Ruben obtained his paramedic certificate and began work for the Gila River Indian Community which helped him to better understand some of what he had missed growing up. He later earned a bachelors, masters, and law degrees. In particular, Ruben holds a Master’s Degree in Military History with a specialty in Counter-terrorism, which is particularly important for the position of Secretary of State. He also holds FEMA Incident Commander certificates and other extensive emergency response training.

Speaker 3

First Name: 
Carolyn
Last Name: 
Fowler
Affiliation: 
California Association of Voting Officials
Ms. Fowler is currently Managing Partner for Daltek Global Solutions, LLC and has provided consulting, training, meeting facilitation, focus groups, speaking and organizational development services to nonprofits, corporations and public sector entities. Carolyn credits her accomplishments to the exceptional learning received as a retired AT&T Executive. She served five years as the Chief Operating Officer for The Smiley Group, Inc., a communications corporation established in support of human rights and related empowerment issues. Her most recent project was a documentary focused on the urgency of now in educating young black males and she currently consults on special projects.

Speaker 4

First Name: 
Juan
Last Name: 
Gilbert
Affiliation: 
Clemson University
Distinguished Associate Professor, Auburn University- Clemson University- University of Florida. Gilbert was awarded the first Presidential Endowed Chair at Clemson University on November 9, 2012. In 2014, Dr. Gilbert left Clemson University and joined the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Dept at the University of Florida where he serves as the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and the Associate Chair of Research. Dr. Gilbert's research expertise covers Usability, Interface Design, Advanced Learning Technologies, and Data Mining. He has published more than 50 articles, given more than 100 talks and obtained more than $2 million dollars in research funding in his seven years at Auburn. Dr. Gilbert was named one of the nation's top African-American Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. In that same year, Dr. Gilbert received the American Society for Engineering Education Minorities in Engineering Award. Recently, Dr. Gilbert was named a national role model by Minority Access Inc. At Auburn University, Dr. Gilbert has been honored with the Auburn University Alumni Engineering Council Junior Faculty Research Award, the Auburn University ACM Outstanding Faculty Member, Auburn University Alumni Outstanding Minority Achievement Award and the Auburn University Outstanding Minority Service Award. In 2006, Dr. Gilbert was honored with a mural painting in New York City by City Year New York, a non-profit organization that unites a diverse group of 17 to 24 year-old young people for a year of full-time, rigorous community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. Dr. Gilbert has also been named the Pioneer of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers

Speaker 5

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