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.
The seminar is held on select Mondays and Wednesdays at the Center for Data Science at 60 5th Ave.
Place: 60 5th Avenue, Room 150
Title: Prediction-based decisions and fairness: choices, assumptions, and definitions
Place: 60 5th Ave, Room C10 (note different room)
Title: An algebraic approach to voting theory