2019 Voting Rights Data Institute will run June 17-July 26

The Voting Rights Data Institute is a 6-week summer program of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), a Boston-based team of mathematicians and computer scientists working on U.S. redistricting. The second annual VRDI will run from June 17 to July 26, 2019.

Read more about it at gerrydata.org.


Participants engage in a wide range of activities to support the research of MGGG. Work takes place in a group setting, with undergrads working independently and in teams, supervised by graduate students and faculty. Admitted students will be offered travel funding, housing in apartment-style dormitories, and funding for living expenses.

Concrete goals of the work include the following:

This program will provide opportunities to hear presentations from mathematicians, computer scientists, political scientists, law professionals, and civil rights organizers.

All students will gain at least the following experience through the program:

There should be ample opportunities to publish pieces of the project and to present at conferences. Students will be encouraged (but not required) to stay involved with MGGG up to and after the 2020 Census.