National Meeting Symposium on Electronic Voting


Dr. Alec YasinsacDr. Alec Yasinsac, Co-Director of the FSU Security and Assurance in Information Technology Laboratory (SAIT Labs), attended the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2007 National Meeting Symposium on Electronic Voting.

The symposium was held in the NAE facility on the University of California, Irvine campus on February 17th, 2007 in honor of Dr. William A. Wulf's twelve years of service as the NAE President. Dr. Wulf will turn over the NAE reigns to Charles M. Vest on July 1st, 2007.

The Symposium on Electronic Voting addressed current and emerging issues of electronic voting, voter confidence, and how engineering approaches can be applied to this critical element of the democratic process. Esteemed experts that spoke on these issues included Dr. Eugene Spafford of Purdue University, Dr. David Jefferson of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Concressman Rush Holt, and Commissioner on the federal Elections Assistance Commission Gracia Hillman.

In addition to his attendance, Dr. Yasinsac served on the NAE advisory board that organized the symposium.

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