Determining congressional districts is traditionally a behind-the-scenes process with a track record of interesting results, even though it is crucial to our democracy. The tools of data science can define open ways to cluster states into congressional districts in a fair way.
Frank D. Evans is an Exaptive data scientist. He works heavily with big data technologies with a primary interest in machine learning and feature engineering. Frank gave a TEDx talk at UCO in the fall of 2015. You can watch it here.
(Independently of Frank's presentation, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down North Carolina's congressional map January 9, 2018, ruling it unconstitutional due to gerrymandering.)