Elif Ensari is a Research Scholar in the Transportation and Land-Use program at the NYU Marron Institute. She was trained as an architect specializing in architectural design computing. She holds a master’s degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciARC) and a dual Ph.D. degree from Istanbul Technical University and University of Lisbon. Her research utilizes urban analytics to support design and planning for sustainable mobility. She has taught at Istanbul Bilgi and Columbia Universities. Prior to joining the NYU Marron Institute, she provided design computing, spatial analysis and visualization services as part of research collaborative Bits’n Bricks in Istanbul.