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Mira Bernstein

Mira Bernstein is an American mathematician based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.1)



Bernstein attended Yale University, the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, graduating from the latter in 1999.2)


Bernstein worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Berkeley from September 1999 to June 2001.3) She then moved to Massachusetts, starting her work at the Mathematics Foundation of America in April 2002. In her role as Executive Director, she managed the non-profit's $600,000 annual budget and administered the Canada/USA Mathcamp.

She taught as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Wellesley College from September 2002 until June 2008.4)

Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In October 2010, Bernstein joined the board of advisors for the MIT Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (PRIMES) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).7)

In January 2013, Bernstein became a member of the board of advisors for the Proof School. Then, from October to December 2013, she conducted a statistical analysis of child asylum claims in United States immigration courts for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS).

From September 2014 to June 2015, Bernstein worked as a data consultant for Made In A Free World.

In September 2016, Bernstein became Chair of the Mathematics Foundation of America.

Bernstein served as co-founder of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (renamed MGGG Redistricting Lab) at Tufts University.8)

Center for Election Science

From December 2017 to March 2018, Bernstein worked for the Center for Election Science on an electoral reform project for the Province of British Columbia. Bernstein co-founded the Cambridge Math Circle in January 2018.

From October 2019 to May 2021, Bernstein worked as a statistical consultant for the Saxelab Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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