Javed de Costa joins AURIN

Javed de Costa (Photo by Rohit Gupta)

AURIN is glad to welcome Javed de Costa as a Software Developer, focusing on the Australian Transport Research Cloud (ATRC) project. He brings with him several years of experience across a variety of roles, including in software development, design and education.

Javed holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from RMIT. He has also studied urban planning and environments at a postgraduate level. Previously he has worked as a software developer in education and ecommerce and has experience freelancing in print and identity design. He’s also worked as a workshop facilitator in community education organisations and has consulted on digital transformation projects.

“I’m interested in how knowledge and information are constructed and in how that informs decision making. As cities here and around the world grow and change, there are enormous challenges in making them more equitable and sustainable. I’m excited to work on projects like the ATRC, which I hope can expand the evidence and tools informing decisions around transport networks, transport accessibility, emissions, and even land use,” Javed says.

Javed is passionate about climate policy and inequality and has been a strong advocate for affordable housing. We look forward to working with him as we work to develop the ATRC.