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E2E Verifiable Voting Schemes: Theory to Practice


Staff, Academics

Internal event open to Dept of Computer Science

Speaker: Proffessor Peter Ryan

Democracy, in particular the conduct of elections faces major challenges. Rarely a day goes past without reports of contested elections somewhere in the world. Traditional ways of conducting elections are often thrown into doubt, see for example the "Where is my Vote?" campaign in Iran. Attempts to introduce technological approaches to voting are also highly controversial, see for example the US, the Netherlands, etc. Over the past few decades cryptographers and information security experts have turned their attention to this topic. The challenge is to reconcile the conflicting requirements of assurance of accuracy on the one hand and ballot privacy on the other. Modern cryptography has enabled the remarkable new notion of "end-to-end verifiability" as a way to allow voters to confirm that their vote is accurately included in the tally while not revealing to a third party how they voted.

In this talk Peter will present a brief history of progress in his field and describe how such schemes are making it out of the lab into the real world. He will focus primarily on the PrÈt à Voter scheme and the experiences of its deployment in the state elections in Victoria State Australia.

Find out more about Peter Ryan in his biography.

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When & where

4.00pm - 5.00pmMonday 30th March 2015

AG23 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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Gill Smith

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom

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