about me

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# this site
# email me

# quick stuff

I grew up in Glen Ellen, California, in the heart of Sonoma Valley and greatly miss the trails, mountains, and wildlife back home. But I love exploring the many neighborhoods of Chicago, running and biking the lakefront, and seeing live performances around the city. I’m obsessed with making the dumbest possible jokes, as frequently as my friends will allow.

I’m a second-year PhD student in the Computer Science department at the University of Chicago, advised by Aloni Cohen. I’m interested in using theoretical computer science to tackle problems in civic life.

# research

I like thinking about questions that are easy to state and hard to solve. I’ve been interested in the intersection between theoretical computer science and legal theory. I also like thinking about combinatorial questions about graphs, in particular those about trees and partitions, all of which stem from my work in computational redistricting. I’m also getting interested in steganography and watermarking for large language models.

Before starting my PhD, I spent two years at the MGGG Redistricting Lab at Tufts University, working with Dr. Moon Duchin to connect the academic study of computational redistricting with real-world applications. Many of my past papers and projects stem from that work.

# this site

I’m shamelessly copying Kunal Marwaha’s format and style, because I appreciate a minimal and easy-to-update website. I hope to make this place a repository for my research ideas, scattered thoughts, and any other project that would be natural to host online.

# email me

at gschoenbach@uchicago.edu