Teja Malladi heads the Geospatial Lab and is part of the Practice team and Risk Lab at IIHS. He has an MSc in Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation with specialisation in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management,University of Twente and a B.Arch from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Architecture University. Teja’s practice, research and teaching interests are in the areas of urban disaster risk reduction, hazard risk and vulnerability assessment using remote sensing and geographic information systems.
Teja is a part of several research and practice projects notably GWU-IFDR project on ‘Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy’, UKRI-GCRF funded PEAK urban project, NERC-AHRC-ESRC-GCRF project on ‘Tsunami risk for the Western Indian Ocean’ with partners UCL and IISc, CDKN project on ‘Reducing Relocation Risks in Urban Areas”, IIED project on ‘Long-term Impacts of Humanitarian Action in Chennai’, Rockefeller Foundation project on ‘Urban Policy Analysis for Risk and Resilience’ in India, World Bank funded project on ‘identifying locations for high-intensity economic agglomerations in Odisha. and is the lead author of ‘India Higher Education Atlas, 2018’, ‘India Urban Atlas, 2017’ and ‘Urban India 2015: Evidence’. He teaches as part of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme and is the course director for ‘Working with Spatial Data’. Some of his other assignments include, capacity building for disaster safe construction in Assam; reconstruction and rehabilitation for the communities affected by the ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Assam, and studying wastewater use for irrigation purpose in peri-urban areas.