Transportation and Urban Planning
I am a transportation engineer with the planning/engineering firm Arup interested in how travel models and data science can be used to improve transportation access, equity, and sustainability. I am currently located in New York City.
I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2021 with a Master in City Planning and a Master of Science in Transportation Engineering. My classes included Analysis of Transportation Data, Transportation and Land Use Planning, Behavioral Modeling, and Urban Informatics and Visualization. Outside of my classes I researched practices to re-center safety within transportation enforcement through a CSCRS Road Safety Fellowship. I also worked as a graduate student researcher at the Terner Center and as a curriculum developer/instructor for the Data for Housing data science training program.
My previous work includes planning and engineering projects in both the private and public sector. In 2021 I was a data scientist at the US DOT Volpe Center where I developed a national freight rail model to support the national transportation noise map. In 2020 I was on a transportation engineering/planning team at Fehr & Peers where working to validate transportation models and develop new tools for project development. For three years, when we lived where we worked, I was a GIS programmer/analyst for the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization's Central Transportation Planning Staff. While at the MPO I developed web applications, conducted spatial analysis on a multi-modal travel demand model, and produced cartography to support regional transportation planning.
More on my work, research, and education can be found here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ethanebinger.
I graduated from Brown University in 2016 with a Sc. B. in Geological Sciences. I completed and received honors for my senior thesis on the extent, diversity, and formation mechanisms of curvilinear ridges in the Nilosyrtis Highlands of Mars. Abstracts on my research were presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, I co-authored a paper on the subject in 2018, which can be read here.
In my spare time I create wheel-thrown pottery. You can check out what I have made so far here. The majority of my work is mugs and teapots, but I enjoy making all sorts of functional and creative pieces. I have recently been exploring screenprinting to add underglaze decals of cityscapes onto my pieces.
Visit my Etsy page or contact me if interested in purchasing/commissioning a piece.