Category: reform

Can Gymnastics Scoring Be Made More Fair Through Proper Mechanism Design?

elections, reform, wtf?, policy, exercise
I watched with great interest tonight when [US olympian Nastia Liukin tied China's He Kexin on the uneven bars][1]; both gymnasts had identical scores of 16.725. However, I was as surprised as everyone else to see Nastia ranked in 2nd place despite the… more »

The Devolution of Voting Technology

elections, certification/testing, reform, standards, politics, problems, litigation, friends, research, policy, legal
If you're in NYC on Friday, come see me (and others) speak at the [American Bar Association Annual Meeting][1]. I'll be talking about types of voting technology, the recent CA TTBR and EVEREST reviews and implications for the 2008 elections (slides… more »

Brennan Center Releases *Better Ballots*

elections, reform, news, problems, friends, research, policy, usability, legal
The [Brennan Center for Justice] at the New York University School of Law has released their ballot design report, [*Better Ballots*], authored by Larry Norden, David Kimball, Whitney Quesenbery and Margaret Chen. (I was part of the task force for this… more »

Improving California's Manual Tally at EVT'08

elections, certification/testing, reform, news, friends, research, policy, usability, legal
I've finished the camera-ready version of the last chapter of my thesis (essentially) to appear at the [USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop (EVT'08)][2]. It's entitled, [*Improving the Security, Transparency and Efficiency of Californ… more »

Talk...

elections, certification/testing, reform, vendors, standards, open source, secrecy, privacy, patents, berkeley, problems, friends, research, policy, legal, education, iSchool
I gave my dissertation talk today. It went surprisingly well. I felt my delivery was smooth---with nary an ?um?---and people seemed interested! I?ve learned that I have to practice talks 3-4 times before I?m ready to give them. (and the ?p… more »
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