Wendy K. Tam Cho’s research is widely interdisciplinary and focuses on the development and application of computational and statistical models in the social sciences. She has a broad interest in the role of technology in promoting societal well-being. She has written extensively on the process of redistricting and how technological advances can reshape how we envision, understand, and execute the redrawing of electoral maps. Her work thus far has focused on technical development of algorithms and statistical models. During her fellowship year, she will continue to develop the technical underpinnings of her research as well as developing a more substantive focus on the policy front and how, for instance, independent redistricting commissions might adopt the new and developing technology.
Cho is a professor of political science, statistics, mathematics, law, and Asian American studies and Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For more information, see http://cho.pol.illinois.edu/wendy