Wednesday, April 30, 2008

UC Berkeley Professor Ruzena Bajcsy elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

A press release issued by UCBerkeleyNews announced that University of California Berkeley Professor Ruzena Bajcsy has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
"The Academy honors excellence by electing to membership remarkable men and women who have made preeminent contributions to their fields, and to the world," academy president Emilio Bizzi said in a prepared statement.
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Automatic Patch-Based Exploit Generation is Possible: Techniques and Implementations

Monday, April 14, 2008

Electronic Voting at the RSA Conference

The RSA Conference April 7-11, 2008 in San Francisco resulted in a few news items about the work of David Wagner.
  • On April 10, CNet's article, "Expert says flawed e-voting systems need constant audits," discusses Wagner's voting machine audit proposal.
  • On April 10, SecurityFocus' article, "Researchers tell voting firms, time for a truce," discusses efforts by security researchers and voting machine vendors to work together. Wagner is quoted: "Voting system vendors are, today, where Microsoft was ten years ago."
  • On April 11, ABC News had an article about threats to the upcoming US Presidential Election. The same article appears at PC World.
  • Update: On April 11, The Register's article, "Where were you when you learned e-voting was unreliable? presents another view on the conference.
  • Update: On April 16, Cringley discusses the issue with, "Voting accidents and other avoidable tragedies