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Theodore T. Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor with Tenure at The Ohio State University, Integrated Systems Engineering and President, factSpread

Theodore T. Allen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with tenure in Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University. He is also the president and founder of factSpread, which is a non-partisan, tax exempt non-profit dedicated to an informed citizenry through public service advertising. Dr. Allen received his A.B. in physics from Princeton, his M.S. in physics from UCLA, and his Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He is a fellow of ASQ and a simulation area editor of Computers & Industrial Engineering (IF: 4.2). Dr. Allen is the past president of the INFORMS Social Media Analytics Section and the Chief Content Officer for the Institute for Cybersecurity & Digital Trust. He is the PI on grants from multiple sources and has served as PI from sources including NSF, DOD, Honda, Ford, and the Rosen Group. Dr. Allen’s work on election systems has been supported by boards of elections and expert work in federal court. He has published analyses and student project reports completed on voting machine allocation (with applications saving likely millions of hours of waiting), the layout of polling places (with improved cost and waiting time tradeoffs), the redesign of provisional ballot counting (with major reductions in predicted counting times), benchmarking election hardware (relating to cost, quality, security, and other considerations), and vote-by-mail compared with in-person voting.

State Expertise: National
Speaks: English, Spanish

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