Teja earned MSc degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation with a specialisation in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management from the University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands. He is part of the Practice team at IIHS and also heads the Geospatial Lab. He works in the areas of natural hazard, risk and vulnerability assessment using remote sensing and geographic information systems, and also has experience in post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Some of his recent work includes an 18-month long research project titled Disaster-related Resettlement and Relocation in Urban Areas, and geospatial analysis for the state of Odisha for identifying locations for high-intensity economic agglomerations. His recent publications include Urban India Evidence – 2015 and 2016 and Urban Atlas 2017. He has developed cases and films on urban risk. He teaches as part of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme and is the course director for ‘Working with Maps’, a three–day course on GIS.