Wendy K. Tam Cho Lecture—Fighting Gerrymandering with the Blue Waters Supercomputer

April 19, 2018

Important insights into redistricting can be gained through an interdisciplinary approach that combines research from many fields, including statistics, operations research, computer science, high performance computing, math, law, and political science. Wendy K. Tam Cho’s work integrates insights from all of these disciplines to create a novel approach for analyzing and reforming redistricting in a way that is tightly coupled with the framework that the Supreme Court has outlined over the past five decades.

Wendy K. Tam Cho is Professor of Political Science, Statistics, Asian American Studies, and Law and Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.