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July 19, 2007
UMBC Graduate Student’s Team Wins Top Prize in Global Voting System Design Contest
Punchscan Team Wins $10,000, HP Laptop at “VoComp”
CONTACT: Chip Rose, UMBC News
The Punchscan team, which also includes undergraduate and graduate students from George Washington University and the University of Ottawa, received $10,000 donated by voting tech firm Election Systems & Software (ES&S), a laptop computer donated by Hewlett-Packard and other prizes.
Punchscan also took the awards for best presentation, best critique of a competition system, best election technology component and best implementation. The contest was organized by UMBC professor of computer science and information assurance expert Alan Sherman.
Punchscan faced off against teams of researchers from the U.S., Canada, Poland and the U.K. The first-of-its-kind competition was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, ES&S and Hewlett-Packard.
For the complete results and more information about VoComp, please visit www.vocomp.org.
Posted by crose at July 19, 2007 9:50 AM