Director, Princeton Gerrymandering Project |
Sam Wang is director of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project (gerrymander.princeton.edu), which combines law and data to assist in redistricting reform. A professor of neuroscience, he holds affiliations with the Center for Information Technology Policy and the Program in Law and Public Affairs. He attended Caltech for a bachelor’s in physics and Stanford for a Ph.D. in neuroscience. His research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and the Rita Allen Foundation. He has made pioneering contributions to the use of election and polling data to track political races (election.princeton.edu). His work on redistricting has been published in the Stanford Law Review, the Election Law Journal, and the Harvard Law Review Blog. He is now working on OpenPrecincts, a data project to empower citizen-driven redistricting.