Meet the Instructors

Ryan Avery

Ryan Avery works at the University of Washington as a senior research engineer at the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) and an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His previous positions have included working as a planner and data scientist at large consulting firms. His background includes broad multimodal experience, and he worked on planning studies for a variety of Puget Sound regional agencies and organizations, including Sound Transit, WSDOT, King County Metro, Community Transit, Washington State Ferries, the University of Washington and the City of Seattle. 

He is a GIS and data analysis and management expert who has years of experience working with massive transportation data sets, such as tolling data and transit fare card data. Avery has worked internationally with the Dubai Integrated Rail Transit Master Plan and the Abu Dhabi Regional Rail Study and was a researcher at the Centre for Traffic Research in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Washington.

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