The MGGG Redistricting Lab is a research group at Tisch College of Tufts University that grew out of an informal research collective called the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group. The Lab is led by PI Moon Duchin. Our staff has expertise and interests spanning mathematics (geometry, topology, discrete math, dynamics), algorithms, software development, geography, STS, and policy. We research data science interventions for civil rights.
Our goals are these:
- to pursue cutting-edge research in the basic science and practically relevant applications of geometry, topology, and computing to the redistricting problem;
- to build open-source tools and resources that create public access and analytical power for better understanding districts and their consequences;
- to partner with civil rights organizations to reexamine and strengthen the quantitative toolkit for protecting voting rights;
- to offer formal and informal expert consulting to stakeholders on all sides.
The MGGG Redistricting Lab is a nonpartisan research organization. MGGG has major support from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University and the Amar G. Bose Research Grant Program at MIT and an active partnership with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.