Aseem Deodhar

Aseem Deodhar


I am Aseem Deodhar. My interests range from debating gentrification theory to trying to perfect my bolognese sauce. I built this website using the {blogdown} package with Rmarkdown. You can do it too! On most days, you will find me either working on my website, thinking up of new cool projects, or biking around Boston.

I recently completed my Master of Science in Urban Informatics from Northeastern University under Dr. Dan O’Brien. I feel very honored to have been awarded the Graduate Student Leadership Award upon graduating.

I am passionate about transportation, urban design & planning, and data science. Here, you can see these interests combine and display themselves through academic, professional, as well as personal projects. I am always looking for advice on, and to collaborate with others on my personal research projects. I am currently looking for full-time work, and if you like what you see, I’d love to hear from you!


  • Transit Planning & Infrastructure
  • Data Analysis
  • Urban Design & Architecture


  • MS in Urban Informatics - Urban Innovators Scholarship, 2020

    Northeastern University

  • Bachelor of Architecture, 2016

    The University of Pune


Filter through to see a selection of my academic, professional and personal research work.


Covid-19’s Effect on Community Vulnerability

Identifying Communities Requiring Targeted Assistance for Community Resilience

Fifteen Minute Boston - Walk, Bike, Transit

How can we transform Boston into a ‘15 Minute’ city?

Visualizing The Pune Tree Census 2015

Visualizing Monthly Bloom Colors for Pune City

Massachusetts Bike & Pedestrian Crashes - 2017

Insights & Visualizations on Automobile Crashes involving Pedestrians and Bicycles in Massachusetts - 2017

Profiling the sidewalks of Boston

Incorporating Physical Distancing Guidelines in Sidewalk Development for Boston

Developing Transit Corridors for Hospital Workers

Exploratory Analysis to Develop Potential Transit Corridors Between Homes and Workplaces of Hospital Workers

An Introduction to Urban Design

Introduction to Urban Design for High School kids

Manifestation of Spatial Inequality in Pune

Understanding the Social and Infrastructural Factors Relating to Spatial Inequality

Perq Emissions Scaling Project

Script developed merging SQL queries with R-script for a unified product

Professional Design Portfolio

A Portfolio of Professional Architecture and Urban Design Work

The Role of Public Transportation in Somerville’s Urban Development

PPUA5262 Big Data for Cities; Northeastern University, Boston

Undergraduate Design Portfolio

A Portfolio of Undergraduate Architecture and Urban Design Work




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Civic Data Research Intern


Jul 2020 – Present Remote
  • Using ArcGIS and the R statistical language, developed a ‘Covid-19 Safety Index’ for sidewalks in the City of Boston, to develop insights on sidewalk carrying capacity across Boston neighborhoods.
  • Profiling street morphologies for Indian cities using the OSMNx package in the Python programming language.

Program Evaluation and Implementation Assistant

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Jul 2019 – Dec 2019 Boston, MA
  • Assist analysts in the OPMI (Office of Performance Management and Innovation) by writing R-scripts to contribute transit data insights to the MassDOT Tracker performance report.
  • Developing a SQL integrated R-script to compare transit trips with equivalent single-occupancy car trips measuring CO2 emissions, time taken, and miles traveled. Sourced data from transit planning and revenue department databases.
  • Using R and Adobe Illustrator, created visualizations of insights on pedestrian and bicycle crash data sourced from the MassDOT IMPACT crash portal to present to the Massachusetts Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board.
  • A lot of work the office does can be found on the MassDOT Tracker and on the OPMI blog.

Graduate Research Assistant

Boston Area Research Initiative

Jan 2019 – May 2020 Boston, MA
  • Analyzed anonymized origin-destination data from the (Transit App) and vehicle position data from MBTA GTFS feeds, to predict route and mode preferences of commuters across the network using the R statistical programming language.
  • Developing Transit Corridors for Boston Hospital Workers - Geospatial exploration to develop limited access optimized public transit shuttles between homes and workplaces of essential workers, focusing on healthcare workers.

Associate Urban Designer

Jana Urban Space Foundation

Jun 2017 – Mar 2018 Bangalore, India
  • Led a team of 3 on research surveys for a historic retail/wholesale market reorganization
  • Collaborated to redesign Bangalore streets for uniform road-width with consideration for NMT users under the Tender SURE design and execution model
  • Conducted weekly team building exercises, and hosted talks & documentaries

Urban Design Trainee

Jana Urban Space Foundation

Nov 2016 – May 2017 Bangalore, India


I am always looking for advice on, and to collaborate with others on my personal research projects. I am currently looking for full-time work, and if you like what you see, I’d love to hear from you!