Research/Areas of Interest:
Transportation; Health; Spatial models; Geographic Information Systems
Ph.D. Urban and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 2000
Masters in Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, United States
Bachelor of Architecture (Honors), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
Sumeeta Srinivasan's research interests are in sustainable development of cities especially as it relates to transportation, land use, and health. She uses GIS and spatial data models to understand inequities of access. Before coming to Tufts, she was a Preceptor for Geospatial Methods at Harvard University where she taught Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Modeling. She is affiliated with the China Project at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard where she was a postdoctoral fellow and research associate. The methodological lens that she uses in her research is spatial analysis: the use of GIS, geospatial modeling, remote sensing, spatial statistics and spatiotemporal models. In her research she has studied cities in India, China and the US. She has a PhD from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT.