Altman conducts work primarily in the fields of computational social science and information science - focusing on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, ethics, and government. He has authored seven open-source software packages and several books that span information science, statistics, computer science, social science, and law.
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Uses computer simulation and optimization methods to show how compactness standards can be used to limit gerrymandering, but only if such standards require severe compactness. This article was cited by the Supreme Court in the United States, in both the plurality and dissent, as part of their Vieth v. Jubelier 2014 decision.