Demir to Receive Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) National 2018 Outreach Award

Ibrahim Demir, assistant professor of civil and environmental research and assistant faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, will receive the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) National 2018 Outreach Award on June 21.

Demir is being recognized for developing “Flood AI,” an artificial intelligence system that serves as a virtual flood expert (similar to Siri). Flood AI is accessible through many smart devices, including smartphones, chat applications such as Skype, smart home devices, and more. Users can ask Flood AI any flood or weather related question and get a quick answer.

In December, he was awarded a grant from Microsoft as part of its “AI for Earth” program (https://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/news/demir-wins-microsoft%E2%80%99s-%E...).

More information about AI for Earth can be found on the website:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/aiforearth

Ibrahim Demir