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Shane Hubbard

Expertise: geospatial modeling of hazard events (floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes); damage and loss estimation from disasters; response decision making

Research Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Center Graduate School Work: 608-263-3712 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Expert on modeling at-risk and vulnerable infrastructure during flood events for assisting decision makers with planning and coordinating resources, supplies, and evacuations.
  • Developed a geospatial tornado damage and loss model. This model aids communities with estimating their potential losses from past or future tornado events.
  • Designed and implemented the <b> University of Iowa Flood Disaster Evacuation System </b>. This system recommends campus buildings for evacuation during flood events.


  • Honorable Mention, James Lee Witt Local Award for Excellence in Floodplain Management, Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
  • Innovative Applications of Hazus Flood Award, FEMA
  • 27th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Award, Iowa Governor’s Office