Biographical Sketch

Alan T. Sherman is an expert in cryptology, having carried out research in algorithm design, cryptanalysis, theoretical foundations for cryptography, and applications of cryptography. He earned his MS and PhD under Ronald L. Rivest at MIT and is a cryptographic consultant for private industry, performing security evaluations and DARPA- and other government-sponsored security research. He has testified as an expert witness in electronic voting, is an editor for Cryptologia, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Currently Sherman is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UMBC in the Department of Computer science and electrical engineering and Director of UMBC's Center for Information Security and Assurance. As a member of the National Center for the Study of Elections at UMBC, his main research interest is high-integrity voting systems.