2018 VRDI Schedule
Week 1 was spent in the large group, getting everyone’s computers set up and learning the basic skills needed to engage in shared work this summer: exposure to python, R, github, jupyter, GIS.
The week included faculty intros, a software overview, an overview of the mathematical point of view on redistricting, and talks on mapmaking, computational geometry, and more.
- Talk by Sam Wang (Princeton). Slides
Starting with Week 2, we settled into our standard summer schedule: M-F standard workdays are 10-12 and 2-4, with optional talks at 4pm and later.
- Talk by Maia Woluchem on Neighborhood Change and Communities of Interest.
- Talk by Moon Duchin on the Voting Rights Act and Racial Gerrymandering.
- Talk by Justin Solomon on Optimal Transport.
- Talk by Eitan Hersh on Data in Election Science.
- Talk by Jeanne Clelland on Intro to Social Choice Theory.
- Talk by Moon Duchin on Partisan Metrics (Efficiency Gap, etc).
- Talk by Sophia Caldera (& Moon) on Redistricting Court Cases.
- Talk by Doug Spencer on Racial Gerrymandering.
- Talk by Iván Espinoza-Madrigal on Coalition Claims.
- Talk by Moon on random walks and “p vs. ε theorems”
- Talk by Keith Gaddie: Is the Redistricting Problem Math, Systems, or People? A Dialogue
- Talk by Nestor Guillen on Optimal Transport and Redistricting
- Talks by Ruth Greenwood and Nick Stephanopoulos: Legal Viewpoints.
- Talk by Jim Thatcher: Distance Matters.
Wrapping up and presenting projects!