Keywords | Categories: Computer Science and Engineering, distributed computing and fault tolerance, electronic voting systems and security, formal specification and modeling, parallel and distributed algorithms
Dr. Shvartsman is a leader in the field of distributed fault-tolerant computing. He pioneered a new approach to combining fault-tolerance and efficiency in distributed computing, and his research substantially advanced the state-of-the-art in distributed cooperative computing and survivable consistent memory systems for dynamic networked systems.
His research in the field of electronic voting systems security, motivated by the needs of Connecticut to modernize its voting technology, has helped shape the use of electronics in elections. In 2006, he founded the UConn Center for Voting Technology Research that is focused on protecting the security and integrity of electronic voting systems. Today the Center is a Nationally recognized leading program in electronic voting technology. This research program and collaboration with the State is unique in the nation and marks Connecticut as one of the few states that pursue a well-reasoned program in security and integrity of the electoral processes.