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Thursday, March 10 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Data-Driven Vision Zero

Data plays a hugely important role in the Vision Zero movement. It has the power to help policymakers understand their community's needs and make decisions about which interventions are most effective. But it takes more than finding the data and data scientists to make it happen - close collaboration with subject matter experts and end-users is key. Learn how DataKind is fueling the Vision Zero movement in several U.S. cities using human-centered data analysis and see how your city can do the same. Whether you’re a researcher in government or a citizen scientist advocating for change from the outside, join us for an interactive discussion of what it takes to do impactful data analysis for the Vision Zero movement.  

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Erin Akred

Data Scientist and Head of Labs, DataKind
Erin is a data scientist, former Presidential Innovation Fellow, and data and analytics specialist who focuses on improving the human experience through sustainability, education, and healthy lifestyles. Her work over the past 15 years spans industries and academia across the public and private sectors. Erin’s work has resulted in multiple patents and awards, illustrating the art of the possible in a world of abundant data.

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Michael Dowd

Data Science Fellow, DataKind
Michael Dowd is a recent graduate of MIT with masters degrees in city planning and transportation. He is a transportation planner, modeler, coder, GIS expert and civic data enthusiast. He hails from Seattle, WA but has lived most of his adult life in NYC. While attending MIT, he worked on modeling the potential impacts of climate change and inundation on the Boston Metro region. He loves writing code, civic data, studying transportation, and... Read More →
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Peter Frishauf

Co-Founder, StreetsAcademy/VisionHero
Peter Frishauf is active in the New York City digital health and livable streets communities. In digital health he is best known as the founder of Medscape in 1995, and more recently, as a director and investor in a number of healthcare startups including Crossix Solutions, Vitals, and Context Matters. In the livable streets community Peter has been active in Transportation Alternatives since the early 70s. He is a founding director of StreetsPAC... Read More →
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Julia G. Kite

Policy and Research Manager, Transportation Alternatives
Julia Kite is the Policy and Research Manager at Transportation Alternatives, New York’s advocates for walking, cycling, and public transportation. As part of TransAlt’s mission to reclaim streets for all New Yorkers and to advocate for initiatives that bring the city closer to achieving Vision Zero, she guides the organization’s evidence-based policy initiatives and undertakes research on topics including automated enforcement... Read More →
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Kaan Özbay

Professor, New York University
Kaan M.A. Özbay joined NYU’s CUSP and the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering in August 2013. At NYU Tandon School of Engineering he founded Urban mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems (UrbanMITS) laboratory. He joined Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor in July 1996. In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) Department at Princeton University. Dr... Read More →
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Rob Viola

Senior Project Manager, New York City Department of Transportation
Rob Viola is a Senior Project Manager at the NYC Department of Transportation. He works within the Research, Implementation and Safety (RIS) unit, which identifies, designs and implements safety programs and street improvement projects on NYC’s streets, develops safety policy and manages crash data for NYCDOT. RIS has also taken the lead in managing much of Mayor DeBlasio’s Vision Zero traffic safety agenda at NYCDOT. | | Rob... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 914 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012