Principal quantitative analyst, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Sundeep Iyer is the Principal Quantitative Analyst at the Brennan Center. He provides statistical and geographic analysis across a range of the Center’s programmatic areas. Much of his work focuses on voting rights, money in politics, and redistricting. Mr. Iyer is the co-author of Design Deficiencies and Lost Votes (December 2011). His statistical estimates have been cited by media outlets across the country, including The New York Times, Politico, and The Huffington Post. His commentary has been featured in Roll Call and The Albany Times-Union.
From June 2011 to April 2012, Mr. Iyer was a fellow with the Brennan Center, providing statistical analysis for the Center’s Democracy Program. He also founded and directed the non-partisan SRR Project, an information clearinghouse dedicated to explaining the statistical methods used in redistricting litigation and applying them to redistricting proposals. In June 2011, Mr. Iyer was invited to give testimony to the United Kingdom House of Lords on his research exploring the empirical effects of appointment commissions on judicial gender diversity.
Mr. Iyer received his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard College. He was awarded the Gerda Richards Crosby Prize, given annually to the College’s most outstanding graduate in the Government department. For his research on voting, he also received Harvard University’s Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize.