Carsten Schuermann is an academic expert in election security. He has ten years of experience with conducting research in elections. He has written over academic 60 papers, contributed to books, and he has hacked at DEF CON 2017 the WinVote voting machine shortly after the Voting Machine Voting village opened. Schuermann is a member of the computer science faculity at IT University of Copenhagen and leads the Center for Information Security Research. Before, he was a member of the Computer Science Department at Yale University. Schuermann holds a PhD degree from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, and a German Master in Computer Science from University of Karlsruhe. Schuermann has been working with the Carter Center, USA, Council of Europe, Venice Commission, and International IDEA (Sweden).