November is native american heritage month!
Meet Dr. Joseph Hibdon! Dr. Hibdon was featured at Indigenous Mathematics, a podcast and website that brings together indigenous mathematicians from across the globe.
Watch Dr. Hibdon's interview.
NEIU APPLIED MATH SEMINAR
11:30 am. Friday, Feb. 21
Alumni Hall South
The Department of Mathematics invites the University community to a lecture titled "Gerrymandering: What is it, how can we measure it, and what can we do about it?" by Professor Jeanne Nielsen Clelland, University of Colorado at Boulder Mathematics Department, at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Alumni Hall South.
Gerrymandering refers to the practice of drawing legislative districts so that one political party wins a disproportionate number of seats relative to their share of the electorate. But how can we tell whether or not districts have been drawn fairly? This is a legal question and, increasingly, a mathematical one, but the mathematical tools used to measure gerrymandering are relatively new and are still evolving rapidly. Dr. Nielsen Clelland’s talk will describe how gerrymandering works and some of the mathematical tools that are being developed to detect it, with a focus on outlier analysis.