J. Alex Haldermanis an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan. His research spans computer security and tech-centric public policy, including topics such as software security, data privacy, electronic voting, censorship resistance, and cybercrime, as well as technological aspects of intellectual property law and government regulation. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
A noted expert on electronic voting security, Prof. Halderman helped demonstrate the
first voting machine virus, participated in California's
"top-to-bottom" electronic voting review, and exposed election security flaws in India, the
world's largest democracy. He recently led a team from the University of Michigan that
hacked into Washington D.C.'s Internet voting system. In his spare time, he reprogrammed a touch-screen voting machine
to play Pac-Man