Wendy has pioneered computational approaches to detect gerrymandering. She has written widely on this issue in both computer science and law journals, has been interviewed frequently by various media outlets about gerrymandering and elections, and has served as an expert witness in a number of lawsuits.
Her general research interests are in the development and application of computational and statistical models in the social sciences. Wendy's research is driven by a desire to discover creative and important ways for social scientific progress and societal advances to march alongside scientific and technological growth.
Wendy is at UIUC, where she holds the rank of professor in five departments; Political Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Asian-American Studies, and Law. She has degrees in Poli Sci, Stats, and Law. She was a 2015-16 Guggenheim Fellow.