Barbara Simons

IBM Research (retired)

Barbara Simons has been on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) since 2008. She co-authored the 2004 report that led to the cancellation of the DoD’s internet voting project (SERVE). A former ACM President, Simons co-chaired the ACM study of statewide databases of registered voters and the LWV report on election auditing. Simons, retired from IBM Research, is a Fellow of ACM and AAAS, and received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the Berkeley College of Engineering, the CRA Distinguished Service Award, and the EFF Pioneer Award. She co-authored Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?, and is Board Chair of Verified Voting.