Sid Rayaprolu - Wells + Associates

Sid Rayaprolu

portrait of Sid Rayaprolu Geospatial Data Scientist

Sid Rayaprolu is a data scientist on the transportation demand management (TDM) and mobility management team at Wells + Associates, focusing on GIS and data analysis related to emerging transportation projects. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Transportation Engineering with a strong emphasis on micro-mobility user behavior analysis, shared-use transportation operations, consumer behavior, policy, and practice.

With a background as a planning engineer and in structural and construction material science, Sid specializes in Geospatial Statistics, Predictive Modeling, and Data Visualization. He is passionate about user-behavior analysis, mode-choice, ridership economics, and geospatial data science. Sid’s interests also include emerging innovative mobility services and clean transportation technologies. He has also completed coursework in Advanced Transportation Network Algorithms, and Simulation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.

Sid has over four years of experience in quantitative research, and four more years of experience in multidisciplinary engineering projects valued between $85M to $1.5B.

Q + A

How do you get to work?
I take transit to work. Although, occasionally, I rely on ride hailing. Over the years I learned to stay away from owning a personal car. Ironically, I am also a driving enthusiast. Therefore, I often rent cars to escape from the busy city life.
Your favorite quote?
“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Winston Churchill. Although this started as one of those random picks for my Facebook ‘wall’ 10 years ago, I owned to this rule throughout my career. It’s my Mantra.
Plane, train, car, or bike?
Train. I grew up traveling on a train. In fact, I’d never been on a flight until I was 22. If you ever visit India (my home country), take a train. Every train ride feels like a food carnival, with untouched countryside views along the ride.


  • Ph.D. (candidate), Civil Engineering, George Mason University
  • Master of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah University
  • Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering, GITAM University


  • ActiveScore Accredited Professional (AP)