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Redistricting | Methodology | Racial and Ethnic Politics | American Politics
R E D I S T R I C T I N G
Communications of the ACM
Blue Waters 2016 Report
UI News Bureau
The Washington Post
Toward a Talismanic Redistricting Tool: A Computational Method for Identifying Extreme Redistricting Plans, with Yan Y. Liu. Election Law Journal 15, 4 (December 2016): 351-366. (PDF)
First Place Winner in the
2016 Common Cause "Gerrymander Standard" Writing Competition
PEAR: A Massively Parallel Evolutionary Computation Approach for Political Redistricting Optimization and Analysis, with Yan Y. Liu and Shaowen Wang. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation 30 (October 2016): 78-92. (sciencedirect)
Massively Parallel Evolutionary Computation for Empowering Electoral Reform: Quantifying Gerrymandering via Multi-objective Optimization and Statistical Analysis, with Yan Y. Liu. SC17: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. November 12-17. Denver, CO.
A Reasonable Bias Approach to Gerrymandering: Using Automated Plan Generation to Evaluate Redistricting Proposals, with Bruce E. Cain, Yan Y. Liu, and Emily Zhang. William & Mary Law Review 59 (2017). (PDF)
Measuring Partisan Fairness: How well does the Efficiency Gap Guard Against Sophisticated as well as Simple-Minded Modes of Partisan Discrimination? University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 166 (July 2017). (PDF) Press:
The Weekly Standard
A Scalable Computational Approach to Political Redistricting Optimization, with Yan Y. Liu and Shaowen Wang. 2015. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. XSEDE15: Scientific Advancements Enabled by Enhanced Cyberinfrastructure. July 26-30. St. Louis, MO.
Geo-Graphs: An Efficient Model for Enforcing Contiguity and Hole Constraints in Planar Graph Partitioning, with Douglas M. King, Sheldon H. Jacobson, and Edward C. Sewell. Operations Research 60, 5 (September-October 2012): 1213-1228. (PDF)
Strange Bedfellows: Politics, Courts, and Statistics: Statistical Expert Testimony in Voting Rights Cases, with Albert H. Yoon.
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 10, 2 (Spring 2001): 237-264. (PDF)
Panethnicity Revisited: Asian Indians, Asian American Politics, and the Voting Rights Act, with Albert H. Yoon. UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal 10 (2005): 8-30. (PDF)
Iff the Assumption Fits... : A Comment on the King Ecological Inference Solution. Political Analysis 7 (1998): 143-163. (PDF)
Cross-Level/Ecological Inference, with Charles F. Manski, in Box-Steffensmeier, Janet, Henry Brady, and David Collier, eds., Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology. Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 547-569. (PDF)
Recovering Vote Choice from Partial Incomplete Data, with George G. Judge. Journal of Data Science 6, 2 (April 2008): 155-171. (PDF)
An Information Theoretic Approach to Ecological Estimation and Inference, with George G. Judge and Douglas J. Miller, in King, Gary, Ori Rosen, and Martin Tanner, eds., Ecological Inference: New Methodological Strategies. Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 162-187. (PDF)
The Limits of Ecological Inference: The Case of Split Ticket Voting, with Brian J. Gaines. (Previously forthcoming in the APSR).
American Journal of Political Science 48, 1 (January 2004):152-171. (PDF)
Spatial Effects and Ecological Inference, with Luc Anselin.
Political Analysis 10, 3 (Summer 2002): 276-297. (PDF)
Latent Groups and Cross-Level Inferences.
Electoral Studies 20, 2 (June 2001): 243-263. (PDF)
COMPUTATIONAL AND STATISTICAL MODELLING
An Evolutionary Algorithm for Subset Selection in Causal Inference Models. 2017. Journal of the Operational Research Society. (Springer)
Causal Inferences from Many Experiments. Journal of Applied Statistics 44, 16 (2017): 2908-2922. (PDF)
A Scalable Evolutionary Algorithm with Intensification and Diversification Protocols Designed for Statistical Models, with Yan Y. Liu. 2015. Extended Abstract. SC16: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. November 13-18. Salt Lake City, UT.
A Parallel Evolutionary Algorithm for Subset Selection in Causal Inference Models, with Yan Y. Liu. 2016. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. XSEDE16: Diversity, Big Data, & Science at Scale. July 17-21. Miami, FL.
A High-Performance Approach for Solution Space Traversal in Combinatorial Optimization, with Yan Y. Liu. 2015. Extended Abstract. SC15: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. November 16-19. Austin, TX.
An Information Theoretic Approach to Network Tomography, with George Judge. Applied Economics Letters 22, 1 (January 2015): 1-6. (PDF)
Balance Optimization Subset Selection (BOSS): An Alternative Approach to Causal Inference with Observational Data, with Alexander Nikolaev, Sheldon H. Jacobson, Jason Sauppe, and Edward C. Sewell. Operations Research 61, 2 (March/April 2013): 398-412. (PDF)
An Optimization Approach for Making Causal Inferences, with Jason J. Sauppe, Alexander G. Nikolaev, Sheldon H. Jacobson, and Edward C. Sewell. Statistica Neerlandica 67, 2 (May 2013): 211-226. (PDF)
Generalizing Benford's Law: A Re-examination of Falsified Clinical Data, with Joanne Lee and George G. Judge, in Miller, Steven J., Arno Berger, and Ted Hill, eds., Theory and Applications of Benford's Law, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. 2014. pp. 301-313.
An Analysis of Daily Predictions for the 2008 United States Presidential Election, with Steven E. Rigdon, Sheldon H. Jacobson, Edward C. Sewell, and Christopher J. Rigdon. Case Studies in Business, Industry and Government Statistics 4, 1 (November 2011): 1-8. (PDF)
Stigler's Approach to Recovering the Distribution of First Significant Digits in Natural Data Sets, with Joanne Lee and George G. Judge. Statistics and Probability Letters 80, 2 (February 2010): 82-88. (PDF)
A Bayesian Prediction Model for the United States Presidential Election, with Steven E. Rigdon, Sheldon H. Jacobson, Edward C. Sewell, and Christopher J. Rigdon. American Politics Research 37, 4 (July 2009): 700-724. (PDF)
Information Theoretic Solutions for Correlated Bivariate Processes, with George G. Judge. Economics Letters 97, 3 (December 2007): 201-207. (PDF)
Breaking the (Benford) Law: Statistical Fraud Detection and Campaign Finance, with Brian J. Gaines. The American Statistican 61, 3 (August 2007): 218-223. (PDF)
Conceptualizing Space: Reply, with Luc Anselin.
Political Analysis 10, 3 (Summer 2002): 301-303. (PDF)
R A C I A L A N D E T H N I C
P O L I T I C S
Environmental Determinants of Racial Attitudes Redux: The Critical Decisions Related to Operationalizing Context, with Neil Baer. American Politics Research 39, 2 (March 2011): 414-433. (PDF)
A Political Powerhouse in Search of a Home, with James G. Gimpel. Asian American Policy Review (2008) 17: 91-98.
Demythicizing the Asian-American Campaign Contributor, in Cain, Bruce E., Jaime Regalado, and Sandra Bass, eds., Racial and Ethnic Politics in California, Volume III, Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Public Policy Press, Institute of Governmental Studies, 2008, pp. 37-60. (PDF)
Spatial Dimensions of Arab American Voter Mobilization after September 11, with James G. Gimpel. Political Geography 26, 3 (March 2007): 330-351. (PDF)
Clarifying the Role of SES in Participation: Policy Threat and Arab American Mobilization, with James G. Gimpel and Tony Wu. Journal of Politics 68, 4 (November 2006): 974-988. (PDF)
Residential Concentration, Socialization, and Voter Turnout, with James G. Gimpel and Joshua J. Dyck. Journal of Politics 68, 1 (February 2006): 156-167. (PDF)
The Persistence of White Ethnicity in New England Politics, with James G. Gimpel. Political Geography 23, 8 (November 2004): 987-1008. (PDF)
Getting Out the Asian-Pacific-American Vote: The Value in the Unpredictable, with James G. Gimpel. Campaigns and Elections 25, 6 (July 2004): 44-45. (PDF)
On California's 1920 Alien Land Law: The Psychology and Economics of Discrimination, with Brian J. Gaines. State Politics and Policy Quarterly 4, 3 (Fall 2004): 271-293. (PDF)
Subcontinental Divide: Asian Indians and Asian American Politics, with Suneet P. Lad. American Politics Research 32, 3 (May 2004): 239-263. (PDF)
Contagion Effects and Ethnic Contribution Networks.
American Journal of Political Science 47, 2 (April 2003): 368-387. (PDF)
Tapping Motives and Dynamics Behind Campaign Contributions: Insights from the Asian American Case. American Politics Research 30, 4 (July 2002): 347-383. (PDF)
Asian Pacific-American Campaigns, Elections, and Elected Officials, with James S. Lai, Thomas P. Kim, and Okiyoshi Takeda.
PS: Political Science and Politics 34, 3 (September 2001): 611-617. (PDF)
Foreshadowing Strategic Pan-Ethnic Politics: Asian American Campaign Finance Behavior in Varying Multicultural Contexts.
State Politics and Policy Quarterly 1, 3 (September 2001): 273-294. (PDF)
Asian Americans as the Median Voters: An Exploration of Attitudes and Voting Patterns on Ballot Initiatives, with Bruce Cain in Chang, Gordon H., ed., Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects. Stanford University Press. 2001, pp. 133-152. (PDF)
Naturalization, Socialization, Participation: Immigrants and (Non-) Voting. Journal of Politics 61, 4 (November 1999): 1140-1155. (PDF)
Asians—A Monolithic Voting Bloc?
Political Behavior 17, 2 (June 1995): 223-249. (PDF)
A M E R I C A N P O L I T I C S
Spatial Dimensions of American Politics, with Iris S. Hui. In Cao, Kai and Elisabete A. Silva, eds. Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems. GIS Applications (socio-economic) Elsevier. 2017, Volume 3, Chapter 13, pp. 181-188. (PDF)
Legislative Networks, with Nils Ringe and Jennifer Nicoll Victor. In Victor, Jennifer Nicoll, Mark Lubell, and Alexander H. Montgomery, eds. Oxford University Press Handbook of Political Networks Oxford University Press. 2017. Chapter 19. pp. 471-489. (PDF)
Voter Migration and the Geographic Sorting of the American Electorate, with James G. Gimpel and Iris S. Hui. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103, 4 (2013): 856-870.   (PDF) (The New York Times)
The Tea Party and the Geography of Collective Action, with James G. Gimpel and Daron R. Shaw. Quarterly Journal of Political Science. 7, 2 (April 2012): 105-133.   (PDF)
Geographic Information Systems and the Spatial Dimensions of American Politics, with James G. Gimpel. Annual Review of Political Science. 15 (2012): 443-460.   (PDF)
Rough Terrain: Spatial Variation in Political Participation, with James G. Gimpel. American Journal of Political Science 54, 1 (January 2010): 74-89.   (PDF)
Legislative Success in a Small World: Social Network Analysis and the Dynamics of Congressional Legislation, with James H. Fowler. Journal of Politics 72, 1 (January 2010): 124-135.   (PDF)
Presidential Voting and the Local Variability of Economic Hardship, with James G. Gimpel. The Forum. 2009. Vol. 7, Iss. 1, Article 1.   (PDF)
Geographic Proximity versus Institutions: Evaluating Borders as Real Political Boundaries, with Erinn P. Nicley. American Politics Research 36, 6 (November 2008): 803-823.   (PDF)
Emanating Political Participation: Untangling the Spatial Structure behind Participation, with Thomas J. Rudolph. British Journal of Political Science 38, 2 (April 2008): 273-289.   (PDF)
Prospecting for (Campaign) Gold, with James G. Gimpel. American Journal of Political Science 51, 2 (April 2007): 255-268.   (PDF)
Crossover Voting Before the Blanket: Primaries versus Parties in California History, with Brian Gaines in Cain, Bruce E. and Elisabeth R. Gerber, eds., Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary. University of California Press. 2002, pp. 12-35. (PDF)
Candidates, Donors, and Voters in California's First Blanket-Primary Elections, with Brian Gaines in Cain, Bruce E. and Elisabeth R. Gerber, eds., Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary. University of California Press. 2002, pp. 171-191. (PDF)
Gary King ecological inference