John Connors Participates in Experts Workshop on Gerrymandering

johnconnorssmallJohn Patrick Connors, a post-doctoral associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently participated in an interdisciplinary workshop hosted by the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG) at Tufts University to study applications of geometry and computing to gerrymandering in the United States.

The “Geometry of Redistricting” workshop at Tufts — the first in a series of five planned regional workshops over the next several months — brought together approximately 500 experts in mathematics, law, political science, and other fields. Connors was one of 15 experts selected to be on the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team. The workshop began with a series of lectures and panels that were open to the public and are now available to watch on YouTube, with the last two days devoted to specialized trainings and hackathons.

The effort was recently profiled in an article in WiredClick here to read more about the Tufts workshop.