As an organization, MGGG operates on multiple scales. We have a core group in the Boston area amd a larger group of active contributors working with us on various projects.
- Moon Duchin founded MGGG in 2016 to focus mathematical attention on redistricting. Her areas of mathematical expertise are in geometry, topology, and dynamical systems. Her affiliations at Tufts University include Mathematics, STS, and the Tisch College of Civic Life.
- Max Fan is a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in computer science and philosophy. At MGGG, he works as a software engineer on a variety of geography/data projects and tools. He is interested in programming language design.
- Karin Knudson is an applied mathematician and data scientist who works with the lab on statistical and software development projects. Her PhD is in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and her interests include Bayesian statistics, machine learning, signal processing, and data science education.
- Liz Kopecky is a project manager for MGGG, assisting with the group’s research, civic, and fundraising initiatives. Prior to joining MGGG, she worked as an environmental planner in the energy industry.
- Chanel Richardson is a 2020 graduate of Tufts University, where she studied computer engineering, and subsequently received a masters degree in electrical and computer engineering at Duke University. She is interested in statistical analysis, network science, software development, and tech that has a social impact.
- Parker Rule is an undergraduate student at Tufts University studying mathematics and computer science. He works in the lab as a software engineer and research associate. He is interested in operations research, high-performance computing, and computational geometry.
Key Collaborators, Past and Present