What Mathematicians Reveal about Gerrymandering

WED, OCT 25, 2017 (34:19)

Dr. Justin Solomon discusses how the gerrymander distorts the voting population to favor one group of voters over others. Today, mathematicians have the tools to analyze the gerrymander and recommend more equitable structuring of voting districts. This effort is an outstanding demonstration of mathematicians representing the public interest.

Image: Elkanah Tisdale (1771-1835) (often falsely attributed to Gilbert Stuart) Originally published in the Boston Centinel, 1812., Public Domain,

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Justin Solomon is an X-Consortium Career Development Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Principal investigator, Geometric Data Processing Group; Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL); Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group.

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