NYU CDS Math and Democracy Seminar
|Seminar series times:||No fixed schedule|
|Organizers:||Ben Blum-Smith*, Jonathan Niles-Weed|
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The Math and Democracy Seminar features research on contact points between the mathematical sciences and the structure of democratic society. The purpose of the seminar is to stimulate mathematical activity on problems relating to democracy, and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between mathematicians and other scholars and democratic stakeholders.
Examples of topics of interest include detection of gerrymandering, fairness and accountability of algorithms used in social decision-making, voting and apportionment theory, applications of statistics to discrimination law and the census, and mathematical modeling of democratic processes. The scope is not limited to these and is expected to expand as further applications emerge.
Seminars currently conducted via Zoom. Look for links in individual talk descriptions.