Sundeep Iyer

Former Principal Quantitative Analyst

Sundeep Iyer was the Principal Quantitative Analyst at the Brennan Center. He led the Center's statistical and geographic analysis across a range of programmatic areas. Much of his work focused on redistricting, money in politics, and voting rights. Mr. Iyer is the author of several nationally recognized publications, including Redistricting and Congressional Control: A First Look (October 2012), The Challenge of Obtaining Voter Identification (July 2012), and Donor Diversity Through Public Matching Funds (May 2012). His political commentary and statistical estimates are regularly cited by media outlets across the country, including The New York Times, Washington Post, and Politico.

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.