Establish a Center for Political Informatics that would include a data repository containing, at a minimum, historical federal election results, election district boundary data, demographic data, cultural data, geographic feature data, and software able to analyze the data to test various political science hypotheses.

Issues Involved or Addressed

The Center would provide support to governmental agencies seeking to establish an analytical basis for proposed judicial and legislative options. Innovative approaches to ensuring constitutional validity of election processes would be tested against a comprehensive data set in order to enhance and ensure the fairness of political processes.

Methods and Technologies

  • Machine Learning
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Data mining
  • Perceptions of political fairness
  • Visualization of political data

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Applied Math and Statistics
  • Sociology

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Team Advisors