Chief Business Officer at Transit
Working to get people where they're going, en masse.Chief Scientist & Chief Technology Officer @ Bringing transit into the 21st century. Using data to make vehicles appear. Making mass transit sexy again. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Director of Research and Analytics @ Responsible for the aggregation and dissemination of information related to...
Working to get people where they're going, en masse.Chief Scientist & Chief Technology Officer @ Bringing transit into the 21st century. Using data to make vehicles appear. Making mass transit sexy again. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Director of Research and Analytics @ Responsible for the aggregation and dissemination of information related to customer usage and perception of the system, and for the direction and implementation of targeted programs to improve MBTA operations, policy, and planning. In english: reaping the benefits of a data-rich environment to make transit work better for the people who use it. From January 2014 to May 2014 (5 months) Greater Boston AreaResearch Associate @ Supervise graduate student research focused on using data to improve the planning and operations of transit agencies. Develop innovative projects and nurture their progress with transit agency research partners. Research projects include (1) Fusing disparate open access real-time data sources into a single well-designed application to simultaneously influence the operational strategies of public transit networks, and behavioral change by riders. (2) Transforming underutilized pervasive data to support and change transit agency processes, most of which developed decades or centuries ago in an era where data was sparse. (3) Using modern techniques to create and analyze historical data sets—focusing on transportation networks and land use from 1850-1950—to explore the relationship between transportation infrastructure, the built environment, and travel behavior over extremely long time frames. Additional research with Masdar Institute on strategically adaptive sustainable mobility systems and the effects of uncertainty on modeling and planning the transportation land use system, and with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) on innovative auto ownership policies in China. From 2012 to January 2014 (2 years) Lead Interaction Designer @ From June 2005 to August 2006 (1 year 3 months) Interaction Designer @ From 2004 to 2005 (1 year) Senior Information Architect @ From 2000 to 2004 (4 years) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Transportation @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 2009 to 2012 MST & MCP, Transportation and Urban Planning @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 2006 to 2009 BA, Urban Studies and Economics @ Columbia University in the City of New York From 1995 to 1999 David Block-Schachter is skilled in: Statistics, R, Data Analysis, Research, Transportation Planning, GIS, Sustainability, Matlab, Urban Planning, Mathematical Modeling, Public Policy, Economics
Chief Scientist & Chief Technology Officer
May 2014 to Present
Director of Research and Analytics
January 2014 to May 2014
Greater Boston Area
2012 to January 2014
Lead Interaction Designer
June 2005 to August 2006
2004 to 2005
Senior Information Architect
2000 to 2004
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Transportation
2009 to 2012
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MST & MCP Transportation and Urban Planning
2006 to 2009
Columbia University in the City of New York
BA Urban Studies and Economics
1995 to 1999
What company does David Block-Schachter work for?
David Block-Schachter works for Bridj
What is David Block-Schachter's role at Bridj?
David Block-Schachter is Chief Scientist & Chief Technology Officer
What industry does David Block-Schachter work in?
David Block-Schachter works in the Public Policy industry.
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