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Selected news and updates about our research group published in the media are listed below.

News & Media


  • 'UIHI Lab member Yusuf Sermet has been awarded a Graduate Student Supplemental Research Grant by Iowa Water Center.'
    Iowa Water Center, Dec 19, 2019 [link]
  • 'Informatics PhD student publishes 1st author paper in Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards'
    COE, Dec 16, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'UIHI Lab member Enes Yildirim was highlighted at IFC Website: Database highlights contaminants in private wells'
    Iowa Flood Center, Dec 4, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'HackUIowa 2019 was covered on the YouTube channel of the University of Iowa'
    UI YouTube Channel, Nov 20, 2019 [link]
  • 'UIHILab member Yusuf Sermet is accepted to the Creative Kick-Start Funding Program developed by UI Engineering Library!'
    UI Engineering Library, Nov 18, 2019 [link]
  • 'UIHILab members won the Best in JavaScript Award by Leepfrog at SquirrelHacks with their project "National Flood Resilience Intelligence"!'
    SquirrelHacks, Nov 3, 2019 [link]
  • 'Award given to state DENR employees'
    Capital Journal, Sep 22, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'UIHI Lab member Yusuf Sermet was awarded 2nd place at Tapia Student Poster Competition.'
    ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing 2019, Sep 21, 2019 [link]
  • 'Database highlights contaminants in private wells'
    Daily Iowan, Jul 16, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'University of Iowa unveils new water well map'
    Iowa Environmental Focus, Jun 25, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Where Are Iowa's Private Wells? New Online Map Shares Location, Water Quality Data'
    Iowa Public Radio, Jun 22, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'CHEEC leads partnership on new Iowa drinking water well information system'
    Office of the Vice President for Research, Jun 20, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'New Online System Available for Well Owners'
    IIHR, Jun 20, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'CHEEC leads partnership on new Iowa drinking water well information system'
    CHEEC, Jun 20, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'UIHILab Member Yusuf Sermet have won Best Graduate Poster Award at 2019 Research Open House'
    COE, Apr 12, 2019
  • 'Four Lessons From 'Bomb Cyclone' Flooding In The Great Plains'
    Forbes, Mar 18, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'UIHILab project Big Sioux River Flood Information System (BSRFIS) was announced as the winner of 2018 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award'
    The South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES) Eastern Chapter, Mar 11, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'UIHILab member Muhammed Sit was invited to be a Red Judge at IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition'
    IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition, Feb 21, 2019 [link]
  • 'UIHILab member Enes Yildirim was highlighted at UIOWA Dare to Discover campaign'
    Dare to Discover, UIOWA, Jan 7, 2019 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Big Sioux River Flood Information System Now Online'
    South Dakota Ag Connection, November 5, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Daugaard: Big Sioux River flood information system is now online'
    Argus Leader, November 2, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'New Homeland Security report highlights our flood communication technologies (IFIS, Flood AI Expert, Holographic Systems)'
    DHS, October 10, 2018 [pdf]
  • 'Student programmers compete at Hackathon'
    Daily Iowan, October 8, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Hundreds of hackers set sights on Iowa City'
    CBS 2 Iowa, October 7, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Hackers heading to University of Iowa campus for 3rd annual Hackathon'
    KWWL, October 5, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'University of Iowa, Iowa State among recipients of $1 million water quality grant'
    The Gazette, July 18, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Demir Earns ASFPM Outreach/Media Award'
    COE, UIOWA, June 27, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Predicting future floods'
    Business Record, innovationIOWA, May 31, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Crowdsourcing Science and Curiosity Along the Middle Cedar River'
    Environmental Monitor, May 3, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center's system update gives users estimated flood damage costs'
    Environmental Monitor, Apr 30, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Demir Wins ASFPM Award'
    IFC, Apr 13, 2018 [pdf]
  • 'Demir to Receive Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) National 2018 Outreach Award'
    COE, UIOWA, Apr 13, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Modeling the Costs of Flood Damage'
    IFC, Apr 13, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Citizen scientists helping test Iowa water quality'
    The Gazette, Mar 25, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Tapping communities for water research'
    NSF, Mar 22, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'EP 50 Predicting Catastrophic Flooding With Pioneering AI'
    EM Weekly, Mar 1, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center reveals new flood-tracking technology ahead of 2018 flood season'
    CBS 2 Iowa, Mar 1, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center website helps forecast flood conditions and damage'
    KCRG, Mar 1, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center Ready to Help Project Flood Risks'
    WHO TV, Mar 1, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center predicts 'normal' flood season, touts online prediction tools'
    The Gazette, Mar 1, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'The Realms of Flood Resilience: protecting our communities'
    IWC, Feb 7, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'UIHILab member Yusuf Sermet was highlighted at UIOWA Dare to Discover campaign'
    Dare to Discover, UIOWA, Feb 5, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Sensors Wade into Artificial Intelligence'
    COE, UIOWA, Jan 10, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Sensors Wade into Artificial Intelligence'
    Government Technology, Jan 10, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Citizen Science: Water Monitoring'
    IIHR News, Jan 8, 2018 [link] [pdf]
  • 'New app uses artificial intelligence to give people real live flood data'
    KCRG, Dec 19, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • '2017 Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition Winners'
    NASA & AGU, Dec 12, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Demir Wins Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ Grant'
    IFC, Dec 11, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Demir Wins Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ Grant'
    COE, UIOWA, Dec 11, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Demir Wins Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ Grant'
    IIHR News, Dec 11, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Flood Center researcher awarded artificial intelligence grant from Microsoft'
    Iowa Now, Dec 11, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'UI professor develops a Siri for flood information '
    The Daily Iowan, Nov 29, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Hazus Flood Loss and Damage Estimation Data on the Web'
    HotZone Newsletter, Oct 6, 2017 [pdf]
  • 'Artificial Intelligence May Revolutionize Natural Disasters'
    COE, UIOWA, Sep 7, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'The IFIS has been added as a resource on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit website! '
    Climate.gov, Sep 6, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Tech enabled disaster response to Hurricane Harvey'
    Network World, Sep 5, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Collaboration between Riverside Technology and Iowa Flood Center'
    Riverside Inc, Jun 27, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center featured in March 2017 BAMS Magazine'
    BAMS, Mar 1, 2017 [link] [pdf]
  • 'The Second Worst Flooding in Iowa History That You Probably Didn’t Read About'
    UCSUSA.org, Nov 18, 2016 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center Server Crashed Due to Residents Seeking Flood Maps'
    WhoTV, Sep 28, 2016 [link] [pdf]
  • 'IoWaDSS Wins National Recognition'
    IIHR, Sep 8, 2016 [link] [pdf]
  • 'UI center has flood maps for Iowa’
    ITS News, IOWANow, Dec 12, 2015 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Five UI scholars receive Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards’
    ITS News, UIOWA, Dec 20, 2014 [link] [pdf]
  • 'IFIS Goes to Washington'
    IIHR News, Sep 10, 2014 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Udaykumar, Demir Receive UI Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards’
    College of Engineering News, UIOWA, Jan 22, 2014 [pdf]
  • 'Five UI scholars receive Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards’
    Iowa Now, Jan 22, 2014 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Who is New in Google Summer of Code’
    Google Open Source Blog, July 20, 2013 [link] [pdf]
  • 'NSF and Mozilla Announce Breakthrough Applications on a Faster, Smarter Internet of the Future’
    NSF Press Release, June 25, 2013 [link] [pdf]
  • ‘Flood center projects benefit Iowa’
    IowaNow, June 11, 2013 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center runs online application'
    Environmental Monitor, June 24, 2013 [link] [pdf]
  • ‘Iowa Flood Center working to make information more available to the public’
    The Gazette, June 7, 2013 [link] [pdf]
  • ‘Iowa City Officials Monitoring Iowa River Levels’
    CBS 2 Iowa, May 29, 2013 [pdf]
  • 'University of Iowa: Turning a flood of data into flood safety’
    BlackBerry Academic Spotlight, May 2013 [link]
  • ‘Iowa Flood Center reminds Iowans about Web tool’
    IowaNow, April 18, 2013 [link] [pdf]
  • 'Ingenious, low-cost sensors aid in flood prediction’
    UI Foundation Press Release, September 18, 2012 [pdf]
  • 'Iowa Flood Center offers Fund-a-Sensor Program’
    IowaNow, August 20, 2012 [link] [pdf]
  • 'IFC Fund-a-Sensor’
    IIHR News, August 15, 2012 [link] [pdf]
  • ‘Flood Warnings with Google Maps’
    Google Maps Maniac, March 31, 2011 [pdf]
  • ‘Iowa Flood Center develops web-based flood map for Des Moines’
    UIOWA News Release, March 23, 2011 [pdf]

    100+ news pieces on IFIS, IWQIS, and many other cyber systems and projects published in newpapers, blogs, and presented on TV.