PHILADELPHIA (December 14, 2020) – Verified Voting, a leading national organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections, welcomes Dr. Poorvi Vora to its Board of Directors. Vora previously served on its Board of Advisors and is currently Professor of Computer Science at The George Washington University.

“Poorvi Vora has been working on risk-limiting audits, which is one of Verified Voting’s key election integrity issues,” said Barbara Simons, Verified Voting’s Board Chair. “We’re thrilled that she’s bringing her knowledge and energy to our organization as we continue to advance our mission over these next critical years.” 

Vora is Professor of Computer Science at The George Washington University (GW) and currently serves on the Coordinating Committee of the Election Verification Network. She is interested in risk limiting audits, and, with collaborators, is working on the Minerva audit, a new ballot polling approach for some models of the election audit process. Previously, she has worked on end-to-end independently verifiable (E2E) voting systems which enable voters and observers to audit election outcomes without requiring them to rely on the trustworthiness of election technology or unobserved election processes. Prof. Vora was a member of the team that deployed polling-­place, paper-­ballot-­based, E2E voting system Scantegrity II in the Takoma Park elections of 2009 and 2011, and of the team that developed remote voting E2E system Remotegrity and accessible voting variant Audiotegrity, used in 2011. She has worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on definitions of desired properties of E2E systems, and on information-­theoretic models and measures of voting system security properties. She has a Ph.D from North Carolina State University.

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