Research & Development

The Research & Development team combines a suite of analytical tools and innovative techniques to provide the data our clients need for decision-making. Our researchers have a practical understanding of which data is most useful, who the audience is, and how to best present the information. Our analysts also create in-house, interactive tools to shed light on key issues.

Ajay Kasturirangan

Ajay has an MS in Applied Urban Science and Informatics from New York University. He specializes in machine learning, big data, and dashboard creation. Prior to joining TIP, he had experience as a data analyst in the insurance industry. Outside of his professional life, Ajay is passionate about the outdoors, […]

Reece Neathery

Reece holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Texas A&M University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Alabama. He has experience with land use planning, GIS mapping, and data visualization and analysis in the real estate field. When not at work, Reece enjoys

Evan Johnston

Evan is a native Austinite with bachelor’s degrees in economics, psychology, and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining TIP, he researched entrepreneurship, high-tech economies, and labor market polarization at UT’s IC² Institute. Outside of work, Evan enjoys exploring Austin’s outdoor spaces, eateries, and unwinding at home.

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Brent McElreath, AICP

Brent earned a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Texas at Austin. He’s spent more than 25 years working as a metropolitan analyst before joining TIP. When not at work, Brent is either digging in his garden or in the shelves of his local library.

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