Elizabeth Sall



Python/Pandas, Agile Development and GitHub, Docker, Jupyter, Travis CI and functional knowledge of AWS, Heroku, C++, HTML, javascript/jQuery/node.js, Jekyll, interactive graphics using Bokeh and D3, and web-based mapping using leaflet and Mapbox.
Python/Pandas, R, JMP, SAS, SPSS/PSPP, open-source, ESRI and OS GIS
Develop, manage, maintain transit data standards and facilitate transit data quality in production.
Locational data processing, discrete choices models, network analysis, route choice models, language processing, regression, cluster analysis, & social network analysis.
Transit vehicle (APC and AVL), personal location (GPS, cell phone, bluetooth), network (road, transit, bike, pedestrian such as GTFS, OSM, and proprietary), & surveys (on-board transit, household travel surveys, census). Started collecting data via smartphones back in 2009 with Cycle Tracks.
Extensive experience in policy-sensitive analysis of issues related to congested urban systems such as transit crowding, transit reliability, congested traffic flow, pedestrian travel choices, bicycle travel choices, parking choice, active transportation, GHG emissions, transportation equity & travel demand management strategies.
Research projects, planning studies, & policy analyses
Peer reviews, budgets, toolbox building, data standards, software selection, QA/QC procedures & skill-building.
Developed research agendas, ongoing relationships with a variety of researchers at a multitude of universities, technical advisory committee chair and panel member overseeing research projects, founder of ResearcHQ.org, extensive peer-reviewed publications and publication review experience, & frequent advice-giver.
Frequent lecturer and presenter at universities, conferences, & professional organizations. Develop lesson plans, tutorials, and experiential learning programs.

Recent Publications

For a full list of publications, please visit this Google Scholar Page.

Recent Presentations

Professional Service

Co-founder; Workforce Development Committee; Learning session lead.
Committee Member, ADB40, ADB50 and ADB45. Transportation Research Record Advisory Board member. Research coordinator for ADB50. Organizing Committee for Innovations in Travel Modeling Conference (2006-2016). Organizing Committee for Conference on Planning Applications (2009-present).
2021 Sound Transit Peer Review
Peer reviews for Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the Phoenix MPO; Monterey Bay Association of Governments (AMBAG); Thurston County, the Olympia WA MPO.
Conference Co-Chair
Steering Committee Member 2018-2019
Planet Texas 2050 Technical Advisory Council
Panel chair SHRP2 C46. Panel member NCHRP 08-89.
Former board member (Washington Area Director) in Washington DC Region.
Various projects for Caltrans, FTA, UC Davis, etc.


Advisor – Chandra Bhat. Focused coursework on travel forecasting, public transit planning, and sustainable urban economic development.
Undergraduate research focused on transportation systems and mixed use devleopment with underclassman coursework and research in genomics with Dr. Greg Gibson. Active in professional organizations (ASCE Concrete Canoe Team and webmaster, ITE), student government (Engineer's Council, Student Union Board, Campus Arts Committee, University Standing Committee on the Physical Environment, Traditions Commission, community organizing) and NCSU Dance Company.

Contact Me

Please contact me the old fashioned way with an old-school email: elizabeth [at] urbanlabs.io