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Prof. Michael J. Fischer

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Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (203) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.edu
Yale University
155 Whitney Ave
New Haven , Connecticut 06511
United States

Company Description: Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional...   more
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Education

  • Ph.D. , Applied Mathematics
    Harvard University
  • B.S. , Mathematics
    University of Michigan
  • M.S. , Applied Mathematics
    University of Michigan
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Management · KenCast
www.kencast.com, 27 Sept 2014 [cached]
Professor Michael J. Fischer - Co-Founder
Professor Michael J. Fischer is a co-founder of KenCast, part owner and advisor to the company. A Professor of Computer Science at Yale University since 1983, Professor Fischer specializes in cryptographic protocols and distributed systems. He held the post of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the ACM for four years and has published over 90 papers on theoretical computer science. Professor Fischer in the past has taught at MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Washington. He holds a B.S., Mathematics, University of Michigan, M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Michigan, and a Ph.D., in Applied Mathematics from Harvard.
January « 2008 « talknationradio.com
talknationradio.com, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Joining us to discuss the problem is Professor Michael Fischer of Yale University and True Vote Connecticut.
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Michael J. Fischer of Yale University Computer Science Department is also the President of True Vote Connecticut. He offers Remedies for Poor Security, Questionable Technology from Diebold to Connecticut
Professor Fischer describes the status of Connecticut machines and looks at the twin roles played by the Secretary of State and LHS Associates.
SIGOPS - History
www.sigops.org, 9 April 2009 [cached]
Program Chair: Michael Fisher, Yale University
Michael J. Fischer, Ph.D. ...
www.verifiedvotingfoundation.org, 8 Feb 2013 [cached]
Michael J. Fischer, Ph.D. has been Professor of Computer Science at Yale University since 1981. He has an M.A. (1965) and a Ph.D. (1968) from Harvard University. Professor Fischer supervised Josh Benaloh's dissertation, "Verifiable Secret-Ballot Elections" (1987), which was the first distributed voting protocol to simultaneously achieve voter privacy and voter verifiability.
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Professor Fischer is a founding member of TrueVoteCT.org, a public-service organization that helped to bring verifiable optical scan voting technology to Connecticut.
September « 2007 « talknationradio.com
talknationradio.com, 1 Sept 2007 [cached]
Professor Michael J. Fischer of Yale University is president of the organization. He explains why the new rules are unacceptable and suggests changes.
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We've been turning to Professor Michael J. Fischer for information on the computerized voting systems being used for the first time throughout Connecticut November 6th.
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True Vote has been welcomed into the Secretary of State's office to express their concerns and make suggestions however Professor Fischer and others are frustrated about the results. I asked him to explain what he told the Secretary of State's office on the subject of language in the protocols about memory card swapping which he thinks must be changed.
Michael J. Fischer: The proposed draft regulations that I have just reviewed go a small distance toward correcting some of the problems in the old regulations.
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Michael J. Fischer: The regulations to which I have been referring are the regulations for the state legal system.
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Michael J. Fischer: The regulations as they stand now are very, in most respects, just a minor upgrading of what was known in 1994.
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Michael J. Fischer: The problem that the Secretary of the State's office faces is that they have to deal with a complicated technological issue in a new technology that has been acquired.
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Michael J. Fischer: Thank you for having me on the show.
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Dori Smith: Professor Michael J. Fischer is in the Computer Science Department at Yale University.
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Computer Scientist Michael J. Fischer and Bob Fitrakis of Free Press on voting machine security protocols.
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In a word, “no†says Professor Michael J. Fischer of True Vote Connecticut and Yale University’s Computer Science Department.
Michael J. Fischer: The actual election day protocols I had not even seen until last week and having reviewed them I’m disappointed in them at many different levels.
Dori Smith: Professor Fischer Deputy Secretary of State Mara and Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz have both said they want to secure the memory cards, that they are important.
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Michael J. Fischer: Well this protocol does not really address the problems with the memory cards.
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Michael J. Fischer: The election day protocols is really a list of 25 election day problems and what do you do if things occur.
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Professor Michael J. Fischer: Protocol number 7 says what happens if on Election Day after the voting has started and it is determined that the memory card is corrupt and the procedures to be followed are to notify the ROV of the problem, the ROV or the LHS Technician calls the LHS Help Desk to log in a case, LHS provides the ROV or the Technician with the action plan to try to fix the problem.
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Professor Michael J. Fischer: Many of the protocols seem to be designed for on site repair of problems with machines that have actually failed.
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Dori Smith: Professor Michael J. Fischer is in the Computer Science Department at Yale University.
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Members of True Vote Connecticut are continuing to reevaluate the protocols and Professor Fischer and others have already submitted their initial questions and suggestions.
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Joining us to discuss the problem is Professor Michael Fischer of Yale University and True Vote Connecticut.
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Michael J. Fischer of Yale University Computer Science Department is also the President of True Vote Connecticut. He offers Remedies for Poor Security, Questionable Technology from Diebold to Connecticut
Professor Fischer describes the status of Connecticut machines and looks at the twin roles played by the Secretary of State and LHS Associates.
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