Election Integrity

3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019
School of Law, 15th Floor Faculty Lounge, 765 Commonwealth Ave.
In this Cyber Alliance talk, MIT Prof. Ron Rivest will review the problem of election security, focusing on the problem of ensuring that the reported outcome is correct for each contest. His work considers statistical post-election audits (both Bayesian and non-Bayesian), as well as methods based on cryptographic methods (such as elections that are "end-to-end verifiable"). He will also discuss novel sampling methods, such as the "k-cut" method.

There will be time for casual conversation and light refreshments before and after the presentation. Please RSVP to tgabs@bu.edu.