My research projects this semester deal with
the end-to-end secure Punchscan voting system
and reducing the trust base for voting systems with
trusted platform modules.
Some recent publications include:
Essex, Aleks, Richard Carback, Stefan Popoveniuc, Jeremy Clark,
Alan T. Sherman, and David Chaum,
``Scantegrity: Independent End-to-end verfication for optical scan voting systems,''
submitted to special issue of
Security and Privacy (October 2007).
Sherman, Alan T., Donald F. Norris, Andrew Sears, Aryya Gangopadhyay, Stephen H. Holden, George Karabatis, A. Gunes Koru, Chris M. Law, John Pinkston, and Dongsong Zhang,
``An examination of vote verification technologies: Findings and experiences from the Maryland Study,''
Proceedings of the USENIX/Accurate Electronic Voting Technology (EVT)
Workshop (August 1, 2006). 15 pages.
Sherman, Alan T., and David A. Mcgrew, ``Key establishment in large dynamic groups using one-way function trees,'' IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 29, no. 5 (May 2003), 444-458.
I am teaching Section 0101
CMSC-444/644 Information Assurance,
which meets Mon/Wed/Fri 10-10:50am in ITE 231
I am teaching Section 0201 of
CMSC-203 Discrete Math,
which meets Mon/Wed/Fri 11-11:50am in ITE 231
This semester I sit on the following Departmental Committees:
CSEE Colloquium, Tenure and Promotion, Graduate Admissions.
Seven times since 1996, UMBC
won (or tied for first at) the Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship,
held December 27-30. I have been
Faculty Advisor of the
UMBC Chess Club
since 1991. To apply for a chess scholarship to UMBC, simply submit
an application for undergraduate studies to the
and indicate your interest in chess in your essay.
The next major chess tournaments at UMBC will be:
UMBC Open--Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament
(always second weekend in March, including March 8-9, 2008)
UMBC Chess Championship
(always second weekend after Labor Day, inculding September 13-14, 2008)
Maryland Scholastic Chess Spectacular (May 10, 2008) Anyone may play.