Hi, I’m Herbie Huff.
I am a data scientist and an urban planning expert. I work at Skurt, a start-up that provides rental cars on-demand.
I'm well versed in data structures, machine learning, and statistical modeling. I use python (pandas, numpy, matplotlib, sqlite3, others) and SQL to manage data workflows and analysis.
I've done research and consulting work on travel behavior and transportation policy, with a particular focus on walking and bicycling. I also taught geographic information systems to graduate students as a lecturer at UCLA. I want to make innovative use of data and technology to make cities better.
I am a co-founder of the UCLA Bicycle Coalition and have served on the board of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition for four years. If you see a bike lane in Los Angeles County, I probably worked on it in some fashion, either as a consultant drawing up a bicycle master plan, or as an advocate trying to get the lanes approved or implemented.
I created a tool to aggregate and query General Transit Specification Feeds so that a larger governmental entity like a state or region could analyze transit service provided by multiple transit agencies.
In the MediaWith my colleague Kelcie Ralph, I published an op-ed in the Guardian Environment blog on women and cycling that has been shared almost 11,000 times. A sought-after transportation expert, I've been quoted in various major press outlets.
- Blame Uber for Congestion? Not So Fast Quoted in the New York Times.
- Take Two Special: How SoCal transportation is transforming Live in the Studio on Southern California Public Radio (KPCC).
- How To Measure Traffic Congestion Letter to FiveThirtyEight.
- Commuting by bike is an L.A. adventure Quoted in the Los Angeles Times.
- Los Angeles area can claim the worst traffic in America. Again Quoted in the Los Angeles Times.
- Los Angeles traffic second worst in US. Quoted on Southern California Public Radio (KPCC).
- Shifting Gears: Commuting Aboard The L.A. Bike Trains Quoted on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
- Bike Trains Beat Los Angeles Traffic Quoted in Voice of America.