FALL- 2017/2018 Geometry of Redistricting: Software Development and Computational Experiments

The Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG) is a team of faculty and researchers from MIT and Tufts studying applications of geometry and computing to US political redistricting.  We are currently seeking students to assist with software development, engineering, and computational experiments related to our effort.  Students will be mentored by Prof. Justin Solomon in EECS/CSAIL, jointly with MGGG colleagues at MIT and Tufts.  UROP students can join through the credit, volunteer, or sponsored options.

Students with iOS app development expertise and/or experience with geographic data, visualization, or web development are requested to work on a team for a time-sensitive software project.  More mathematically-oriented students also can contribute to other efforts we have related to evaluating compactness and fairness of districting plans.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Solomon (jsolomon@mit.edu) to schedule an interview.  Please contact him with your resume, a sample of your previous work, and a few sentences about why you're interested in this specific UROP opportunity.