Avi Rubin

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Avi Rubin
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Rubin (right) at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2006 conference
Born Aviel David Rubin
(1967-11-08) November 8, 1967 (age 47)
Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Johns Hopkins University
Alma mater University of Michigan

Aviel David "Avi" Rubin (born November 8, 1967) is an expert in systems and networking security. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins, Director of ACCURATE, and President and co-founder of Independent Security Evaluators. In 2002, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the USENIX Association for a two-year term.

Rubin is credited with bringing to light vulnerabilities in Premier Election Solutions' (formerly Diebold Election Systems) Accuvote electronic voting machines.[1] In 2006, he published a book on his experiences since this event.[2] Away from his professional pursuits, Avi is also a self-professed "poker fanatic" and has competed against professional players on the popular Poker Night in America TV show.[3]



  1. ^ Kohno, T.; A. Stubblefield; A. D. Rubin; D. S. Wallach (2004). "Analysis of an electronic voting system". Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2004: 27–40. doi:10.1109/SECPRI.2004.1301313. ISBN 0-7695-2136-3. ISSN 1081-6011. 
  2. ^ Rubin, Aviel David (2006-09-05). Brave New Ballot: The Battle to Safeguard Democracy in the Age of Electronic Voting. Broadway. p. 288. ISBN 0-7679-2210-7. 
  3. ^ http://cardplayerlifestyle.com/living-poker-dream-poker-night-america-guest-star/

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