Ibrahim Demir

Assistant Professor, Associate Research Engineer

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering (secondary), and an associate research engineer at the IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering and the Iowa Flood Center. I am also an informatics cluster faculty at Iowa Informatics Initiative.

My research interests are environmental information systems, scientific visualization of geo-spatial data, user interface design, and information communication. My research efforts are aimed at developing novel information interfaces, using state-of-the-art visualization techniques, and providing support to researchers from various disciplines to help them visualize and understand environmental observations and simulation data.

Here at the Iowa Flood Center, I have developed interactive visualizations of large, geo-spatial scientific data sets to improve communicating flood-related observations and simulation results with public and decision makers. I have worked on the design and development of the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS – http://ifis.iowafloodcenter.org), a one-stop web-platform to access community-based flood conditions, forecasts, visualizations, inundation maps and flood-related data, information, and applications.

For more information and a listing of scientific publications, visit my professional website.

323-2 SHL
Research Interests:
data informatics, data management, environmental information systems, scientific visualization, web-based systems