My name is Aaron Berdanier

I'm a product manager at TransLoc, where I help build data products for mobility in cities. I work with a team that enables transit agencies to run high-performing microtransit projects. Previously, I was a data scientist at TransLoc, developing models for transit planning.

I have a background in spatio-temporal data science and I've worked on a range of topics throughout my career. Large projects include building data infrastructure for an international stream monitoring network at Duke University, analyzing global agricultural greenhouse gas emissions at Colorado State University with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and teaching undergraduate courses at both Duke University and Beloit College.

I was a fellow at The Data Incubator, where I built classification models to predict tree cover over houses with satellite remote sensing data, and I received a PhD in Ecology from Duke University, where I used Bayesian state-space models to understand tree water use and predict forest responses to drought. My academic work is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.

I live in Durham, NC. In my personal time I enjoy restoring my old house, making maps, and doing long-distance running, climbing, and yoga with my partner.