Ryan Avery is a senior research engineer at the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) at the University of Washington where he specializes in working with large data sets to improve our understanding of various transport systems. 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. He previously worked in the consulting industry as a planner and data scientist where he gained broad multi-modal experience working with local agencies in the Puget Sound region including Sound Transit, WSDOT, King County Metro, Community Transit, Washington State Ferries and the City of Seattle. He also has international experience working in the UAE on the Dubai Integrated Rail Transit Master Plan and the Abu Dhabi Regional Rail Study, and he also was previously a researcher at the Centre for Traffic Research in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Washington.