Duke University Researchers Develop Nonpartisan Ways to Draw & Evaluate Redistricting Maps

Dec 2, 2016

Duke mathematics professor and iiD faculty member Jonathan Mattingly talks about his work with mathematical modeling and gerrymandering. 

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Sophie Guo, Math/PoliSci major, Bridget Dou, ECE/CompSci major, Sachet Bangia, Econ/CompSci major, and Christy Vaughn spent ten weeks studying different procedures for drawing congressional boundaries, and quantifying the effects of these procedures on the fairness of actual election results. Project Results There has already been research done with North Carolina districts, described in http://today.duke.edu/2014/10/mathofredistricting. There, Jonathan...