GVU Brown Bag: Juan Gilbert

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday March 11, 2010
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: TSRB Auditorium, Georgia Tech
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  • URL: http://www.gvu.gatech.edu
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Contact

gvu@cc.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Prime III: Universal Design Research in Electronic Voting

Full Summary: Subsequent to the debacle of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, it became abundantly clear that America’s archaic voting system was in dire need of a major overhaul. Consequently, Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines were purchased by several states. The use of these machines has not been without controversy with respect to security, trust and ease of use. Professors and security research teams have found several vulnerabilities in current voting technologies. In 2002, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was created to provide all citizens equal access to participate in the electoral process, regardless of ability. The Prime III voting system, http://www.PrimeVotingSystem.com, is a secure, multimodal electronic voting system that takes a universal design approach to address security, trust and ease of use. This presentation will give a demonstration of the Prime III multimodal interface and describe findings from usability studies, mock elections and organization elections.

ABSTRACT: Subsequent to the debacle of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, it became abundantly clear that America’s archaic voting system was in dire need of a major overhaul. Consequently, Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines were purchased by several states. The use of these machines has not been without controversy with respect to security, trust and ease of use. Professors and security research teams have found several vulnerabilities in current voting technologies. In 2002, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was created to provide all citizens equal access to participate in the electoral process, regardless of ability. The Prime III voting system, http://www.PrimeVotingSystem.com, is a secure, multimodal electronic voting system that takes a universal design approach to address security, trust and ease of use. This presentation will give a demonstration of the Prime III multimodal interface and describe findings from usability studies, mock elections and organization elections. BIO: Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is a Professor and Chair of the Human Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University where he leads the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Lab. Dr. Gilbert has research projects in spoken language systems, advanced learning technologies, usability and accessibility, Ethnocomputing (Culturally Relevant Computing) and databases/data mining. He has published more than 85 articles, given more than 140 talks and obtained more than $9 million dollars in research funding. He was recently named one of the 50 most important African-Americans in Technology. He was also named a Speech Technology Luminary by Speech Technology Magazine and a national role model by Minority Access Inc. Dr. Gilbert is also a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, an ACM Distinguished Speaker and a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society. Recently, Dr. Gilbert was named a Master of Innovation by Black Enterprise Magazine, a Modern-Day Technology Leader by the Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference, the Pioneer of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers and he received the Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) Epsilon Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution. In 2002, Dr. Gilbert was named one of the nation's top African-American Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Dr. Gilbert recently testified before the Congress on the Bipartisan Electronic Voting Reform Act of 2008 for his innovative work in electronic voting. He is a Fellow in the Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University as well. 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.

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Digital Lounge, GVU Center, College of Computing, School of Interactive Computing

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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
brown bag, GVU
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  • Created By: Renata Le Dantec
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  • Created On: Mar 4, 2010 - 5:56am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:50pm