USACM Committees

Below are the rosters for each of the six USACM Committees.  All USACM members participate in at least one of the Committees, which conduct most of their business over an email listerv.  Policy statements originate at the committee level before being approved by Council.

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All Council members are part of each committee.

 

Accessibility

This committee is interested in how to make computing more accessible and usable for everyone. This goes beyond compliance with relevant state and federal legislation to include all aspects of the interface between computer and user(s).

Accessibility Issue Area

Harry Hochheiser, Chair

Ben Bederson
Jean Camp
Jim Cohoon
Lillie Coney
Dave Farber
Stuart Feldman
Simson Garfinkel
Juan Gilbert
Don Gotterbarn
Sarah Granger
Juan Hourcade
Chuck House
Douglas Jones
Lorraine Kisselburgh
Jonathan Lazar
Clayton Lewis
Andy Oram
Andrew Sears
Ben Shneiderman

Digital Governance

This committee is interested in policies and technologies that can facilitate both the operations of government online and the increased participation of citizens in their government. It encourages maximizing the availability and accessibility of government information. The committee considers issues related to internet governance.

Digital Governance Issue Area

Chris Bronk, Chair

Jeremy Barksdale
Geoff Cohen
Lillie Coney
William Doane
Dave Farber
Stuart Feldman
Sorelle Friedler
Simson Garfinkel
Don Gotterbarn
Sarah Granger
Mark P. Hahn
Jim Hendler
Douglas Jones
Jonathan Lazar
Aaron Massey
Andy Oram
David Robinson
Ben Shneiderman
Doug Schuler
Jaideep Vaidya

Intellectual Property

This committee is concerned with the different interests that need to be balanced concerning intellectual property. Interested in preserving the intellectual property rights of those producing new computing technology and services, the committee also wants to preserve fair use and other legitimate uses of things that might be protected under intellectual property rights.

Intellectual Property Issue Area

Paul Hyland, Chair

Jeremy Barksdale
Eric Burger
Geoff Cohen
Lillie Coney
Cory Doctorow
Dave Farber
Stuart Feldman
Miles Fidelman
Barbara Helfer
Lee Hollaar
Chuck House
Paul Jacobs
Douglas Jones
Cem Kaner
Andy Oram
Garry Paxinos
David Robinson
Pam Samuelson
Bhavani Thuraisingham
David Wise
Christopher Yoo

Law

This committee is slightly different from the other USACM committees, since its focus is on relevant law that affects computing policy issues.

Andy Grosso, Chair 

Jason Baker
Jeremy Barksdale
Steve Bellovin
Geoff Cohen
Lillie Coney
William Doane
Cory Doctorow
Dave Farber
Stuart Feldman
Miles Fidelman
James Grimmelmann
Lance Hoffman
Lee Hollaar
Douglas Jones
Meg Leta Jones
Cem Kaner
Vince Lipsio
Aaron Massey
James Moody
Arvind Narayanan
Andy Oram
Paul Otto
Garry Paxinos
Ralph Spencer Poore
Mark Rasch
Chris Roberts
David Robinson
Anthony Ruocco
Pam Samuelson
Ari Schlesinger
Ollie Smoot
David Wise
Christopher Yoo
Jessica Young

Privacy Committee

This committee examines the issues of privacy. The committee focuses both on the implications of new technologies for privacy and on how to design and implement information technology to preserve privacy.

Privacy Issue Area

Brian Dean, Chair

Annie Anton
Steve Bellovin
Travis Breaux
Chris Bronk
Eric Burger
Jean Camp
Nicolas Christin
Jim Cohoon
Lillie Coney
Lorrie Cranor
Rachel Cummings
William Doane
Julie Earp
Dave Farber
Nick Feamster
Stuart Feldman
Seymour Goodman
Sarah Granger
Alex Gyori
Mark P. Hahn
Rebecca Herold
Lance Hoffman
Douglas Jones
Patrick Kelly
Lorraine Kisselburgh
Kim Lawson-Jenkins
Meg Leta Jones
Aaron Massey
Lynette Millett
Sam Morales
John Murray
Arvind Narayanan
Peter G. Neumann
Andy Oram
Paul Otto
Garry Paxinos
Ralph Spencer Poore
Mark Rasch
Alan Rea
Chris Roberts
David Robinson
Arnon Rosenthal
George Roussos
Anthony Ruocco
Pam Samuelson
Fred Schneider
Jonathan Smith
Bhavani Thuraisingham
Patrick Traynor
Jaideep Vaidya
Lorenzo Valeri
Tao Xie
Alec Yasinsac
Christopher Yoo
Jessica Young

 

Security Committee

This committee examines the issues of security. The committee focuses both on the implications of new technologies for security and on how to design and implement information technology to preserve security.

Security Issue Area

Alec Yasinsac, Chair

Annie Anton
Steve Bellovin
Travis Breaux
Chris Bronk
Eric Burger
Jean Camp
Nicolas Christin
Jim Cohoon
Lillie Coney
Lorrie Cranor
Brian Dean
William Doane
Cory Doctorow
Julie Earp
Dave Farber
Stuart Feldman
Seymour Goodman
Sarah Granger
Alex Gyori
Mark P. Hahn
Rebecca Herold
Lance Hoffman
Douglas Jones
Meg Leta Jones
Patrick Kelly
Lorraine Kisselburgh
Kim Lawson-Jenkins
Aaron Massey
Lynette Millett
Sam Morales
John Murray
Peter G. Neumann
Andy Oram
Paul Otto
Garry Paxinos
Ralph Spencer Poore
Mark Rasch
Alan Rea
Chris Roberts
David Robinson
Arnon Rosenthal
George Roussos
Anthony Ruocco
Pam Samuelson
Fred Schneider
Jonathan Smith
Bhavani Thuraisingham
Patrick Traynor
Jaideep Vaidya
Lorenzo Valeri
Emil Volcheck
David Wagner
Tao Xie
Christopher Yoo
Jessica Young

Voting

Focusing on the technologies associated with voting (as well as voting over the Internet), this committee works to encourage policies that support the reliability, security, and verifiability of public elections.

Voting Issue Area

Juan Gilbert, Chair

Jason Baker
Jeremy Barksdale
Lillie Coney
David Dill
Jeremy Epstein
Dave Farber
Stuart Feldman
Don Gotterbarn
Sarah Granger
Paul Jacobs
Douglas Jones
Cem Kaner
Kim Lawson-Jenkins
Vince Lipsio
Peter Neumann
Andy Oram
Ollie Smoot
David Wagner
David Wise
Alec Yasinsac