Ashwin is an Associate on the Urban Transport team at EMBARQ India – the World Resources Institute's program sustainable transport in urban development. Ashwin is based in Bangalore, where his primary responsibility is working with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) to improve the quality of public bus services in the city. He also provides technical assistance for several other sustainable transport projects in Bangalore, including a proposed Bus Rapid Transit System for the city, public transport terminal upgrades, and improved pedestrian and cycling environments. He leads EMBARQ India's work on the Bangalore Intra-city Grid (BIG) Bus Network. Ashwin has several years of experience working with urban issues. Prior to joining EMBARQ, he was a member of the research staff at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where he provided statistical and economic analysis for a number of research projects on public health in urban areas. He has also been involved in a number of independent consultancy projects in the field of urban development across India, Africa, and Europe. Ashwin has been formally trained as an economist and an urban development planner. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Columbia University, in the United States, and a Master’s degree in Urban Economic Development from University College, London.