Parker J. Rule

I am an undergraduate at Tufts University, where I study mathematics, computer science, and STS (science, technology, and society). I work as a software engineer and research associate at MGGG Redistricting Lab, a research group within Tufts’ Tisch College of Civic Life led by Moon Duchin. At the lab, I work on a range of problems in scientific computing and operations research. My recent projects include

I am also affiliated with Tufts’ Computational Geometry research group.


Mar 26, 2021 I have been selected as a 2021 Goldwater Scholar! (School announcement.)
Feb 28, 2021 Our paper “Robot Development and Path Planning for Indoor Ultraviolet Light Disinfection” has been accepted for presentation at IEEE ICRA 2021. (Available on arXiv.)
Feb 26, 2021 I was interviewed about my research in an article on equitable redistricting in Massachusetts in Boston University’s Daily Free Press.
Jan 22, 2021 I will be joining Salesforce Commerce Cloud as a software engineering intern in summer 2021.

selected publications

  1. A teaser graphic for the graph transport paper showing a multidimensional scaling representation of an ensemble of 3x3 districting plans.
    Geometry of graph partitions via optimal transport
    SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 2020.