Prior to founding Topos, Mahir was the Director of Data Science and Visualization at R/GA. He worked on large scale data-driven products for global clients such as Nike, Samsung, PWC, Microsoft, and Uber. He is the co-founder of NYCViz and has presented internationally at a wide range of conferences. He has 14 years of teaching experience, and is currently adjunct professor at UPenn and Pratt. Mahir’s academic background is in design and engineering (Istanbul Bilgi University) and HCI with a focus on data-driven cities (University of Linz, Austria).