Pro-seminar: The Mathematics of Partisan Gerrymandering
Moon Duchin and Mira Bernstein
Monday, November 13, 2017
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
10 Stone Ave, Room 201
with Moon Duchin, Department of Mathematics Associate Professor at Tufts University and Mira Bernstein who holds a research faculty position in the interdisciplinary program in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts University.
about the speakers
Moon Duchin is Associate Professor of Mathematics, Director of STS, and a Senior Fellow in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. Her mathematical research is in geometric topology, geometric group theory, and dynamics. She is working to focus mathematical attention on gerrymandering, with special attention to modernizing the shape analysis of voting districts.
Mira Bernstein is on the research faculty in the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program at Tufts and is a founding member of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group. Trained in pure mathematics, she has shifted careers to data science and mathematical education. Her work uses math to solve social problems, from exploring the effects of extending health insurance to low-income populations to combating forced labor throughout the world.