MELBOURNE, FLA. — Cem Kaner, Florida Tech professor of computer science, has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Election Assistance
Commission. As a member of the Technical Guidelines Development Committee, he will be in a position to make recommendations related to standards for voting
equipment in anticipation of the 2008 federal elections.
He is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) representative on the committee.
Kaner joined Florida Tech as a professor of software engineering in 2000. He is in a unique position for this project because of his
multidisciplinary background. As an attorney he has worked on the law of software quality; as a human factors analyst with a Ph.D. in experimental
psychology he has examined the usability of complex systems; and with 17 years of Silicon Valley industry experience, he understands software
He also has authored two of the leading books on software testing and has published articles on electronic voting.
The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to serve as a national clearinghouse and resource for information and review of procedures
relevant to the administration of federal elections. Part of its work is to provide funds to states to replace punch card voting systems and to assist in
the administration of federal elections.