The Washington, DC chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery,
with support from the George Washington University student ACM chapter,
are proud to present the September 2008 lecture.
Dr. Harry Hochheiser
"Voting: The Evolving Political and Technical Landscape"
As the 2008 presidential elections near, voting technologies are still
the topic of considerable debate among policy makers and technicians.
Some jurisdictions have abandoned electronic voting machines in favor of
paper ballots, others have required paper trails. Advocates argue for or
against different options, while researchers evaluate voting
technologies and propose new alternative designs. This talk will explore
recent developments in voting technologies and regulations, from both
policy and research perspectives.
About the speaker:
Dr. Hochheiser is an Assistant Professor in Towson University's
Department of Computer and Information Sciences. His research interests
include human-computer interaction, with a focus on accessibility and
universal usability; information visualization; bioinformatics; and
computing and public policy.
As a member of the Executive Committee of the ACM US Public Policy
Committee (USACM), Dr. Hochheiser has been involved in ACM's study of
Voter Registration Databases, and in drafting USACM comments on proposed
Thursday, September 11 2008
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
George Washington University
Funger Hall, Room 221
2201 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
2 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro
This lecture is free and open to the public. ACM membership is not
required to attend. Questions and comments can be directed to
Chair, DC ACM
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