Summer 2020 activities
Welcome to the events space for the MGGG Redistricting Lab!
Due to the COVID crisis, we have had to adapt and reorganize our summer activities. Please check this space for up-to-date information.
Address any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphs and Networks Workshop
one-day Zoom conference on Friday July 10
9:30am-5pm Boston time (EDT)
A workshop with 7 speakers giving 25-minute talks, funded by the NSF through a Convergence Accelerator – Harnessing the Data Revolution grant (NSF OIA-1937095).
Motivation: across many fields of study, researchers are developing mathematical tools for graphs and networks. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate cross-disciplinary conversations.
- Rediet Abebe (Harvard Soc of Fellows/CS)
- Tina Eliassi-Rad (Northeastern CS/Network Science)
- Kimberly Glass (Harvard School of Public Health/Medical School)
- Cris Moore (Santa Fe Institute)
- Ana-Andreea Stoica (Columbia CS)
- Steve Strogatz (Cornell Math)
- John Urschel (MIT Math)
Past: Geodata Bootcamp
Monday June 8 – Friday June 19 ONLINE
MGGG Redistricting Lab is hosting a two-week intensive training session for undergraduate and graduate students who want to develop their data wrangling skills for voting rights projects. Training will incorporate GIS (geographic information systems), Python, GeoPandas, and more while participants learn to work with shapefiles and tabular formats for election and demographic data. You will also build skills in Mapmaking, using a mix of public and commercial software. We will offer travel and stipend funding to accepted participants.
In addition to this ten-day session, we held a shorter MAPMAKING session in late June.
Future: Policy Think Tank Workshop
Monday May 18 – Friday May 22 — dates and location pending finalization.
Tentatively moved to August 2020
Many states are now rushing to design redistricting reform through voter referenda or state legislation. This workshop aims to bring professional, political, and academic participants together to discuss lessons learned and best practices for redistricting reform policy. We plan to host 20 professional and 20 student participants, with students selected by application.