Hamilton College at The Other Side presents Courtney Gibbons, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m., The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica.
Just about everyone agrees that partisan gerrymandering is unfair; arguments center around how to detect it and whether there are other gerrymanders (racial, ethnic, socioeconomic) that we should be looking for. Professor Gibbons will examine several mathematical metrics for fair districting that have been, are being, and will be discussed in legislatures and courts across the country. From “convexity” to “efficiency gap” to “sampling,” she’ll show how mathematicians have developed and critiqued these measures and then look to the horizon at some new frontiers of mathematical research on fair districting. For more information on this and other programs at The Other Side contact Kim Domenico at (315) 735-4825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.