Samuel Baltz


I'm a PhD candidate in political science and scientific computing at the University of Michigan, as well as an MS student in applied mathematics. I'm also a 2019-2020 Fellow of the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering. I hold a Graduate Certificate in complex systems from the University of Michigan and a BSc in astrophysics from Victoria College in the University of Toronto.

I study the strategic interaction of electors and parties in democratic elections, using computational and analytical applied math models. Currently I'm studying voter strategy as an iterative game, which opens up some classical game theory and social choice questions to computational modeling and dynamical systems methods. I'm also interested in comparative electoral and party systems, particularly how systems define the choices that electors face and how that affects their representation.

In my spare time I'm slowly working on projects in computational stellar astrophysics and recreational mathematics, and am translating some previously untranslated political science books from French into English.



Office: 6556 Haven Hall, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Everything I know, I learned at Spacesim.

This page was last modified on 2019 December 17 by Samuel Baltz