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Michael Piasecki

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Michael Piasecki

Associate Professor

Steinman Hall T-102
Phone Number: 
(212) 650-8321
Personal Website:

Attention: Open Ph.D positions

For more detail on this opportunity and Dr. Piasecki's work please visit his website


1994 Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Civil and Environmental Engineering

1991 Engineering Diplom, University of Hannover, Germany, Civil Engineering

Courses Taught

Not yet determined, but it will be related to Geographic Information Science in Water Resources

Research Interests

Dr. Piasecki's area of research focuses on engineering informatics and its application to GeoSciences in particular Hydrology.

  • HydroInformatics: syntactic and semantic heterogeneities, use of Ontological Representations 
  • HydroInformatics: Data Storage for provenance and synthesis of scientific data. Metadata Annotations
  • HydroInformatics: WorkFlow Engines for processing of sensor data streams or modeling of hydrologic processes.
  • Hydroinformatics: CyberInfrastructure support for large Sensor Network deployments.
  • Hydrology: Urban Hydrology, development of Sustainable Solutions for restoring urban ecosystem services.
  • Hydrology: Sustainable construction of Water Infrastructure in developing countries both in non-disaster and post-disaster circumstances using participatory processes.

Latest 10 Journal Publications:

[1] Aguayo M., Piasecki M. (2011), “Design of an Online Low Impact Development Assessment tool: the technical underpinnings of LIDRA 2.0”, submitted to IAHR Journal of HydroInformatics, IAHR, IWA Publishing. 

[2] Lu B., Piasecki M. (2010), “A Review of Current Efforts and Initiatives to establish a Community Modeling System for Hydrologic Sciences”, submitted to IAHR Journal of HydroInformatics, IWA Publishing.

[3] Stammermann R., Piasecki M. (2010), “Hydrological and Sedimentological Processes in estuarine and coastal fresh- and saltwater Marshes; A Review”, submitted to Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

[4] Reed P., Bills B., Anderson M., Ketchum B., Piasecki M. (2010), “The Mid-Atlantic Atlas (MAWA): Open Access Data Search & Watershed-based Community Building”, Environmental Modeling & Software. Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. 808-812, June 2010.  

[4] Horsburgh J., Tarboton D., Piasecki M., Maidment D, Zaslavsky I., Valentine D., Whitenack T. (2009), “Overcoming Semantic Heterogeneity in Publishing Environmental and Water Resources Data”, Environmental Modeling and Software. Volume 24, Issue 8, August 2009, pp. 879-888. 

[5] Piasecki, M., Beran, B. (2009), “A Semantic Annotation Tool for the Hydrologic Sciences”, Earth Science Informatics, Springer, Vol. 2, No. 3, p. 157, August 2009.  

[6] Beran B., Piasecki M. (2009), “Engineering New Paths to Hydrologic Data”, Computers and GeoSciences, Elsevier, Special Issue, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 753 – 760, April 2009.  

[7] Islam S., Piasecki M. (2008), "A Web-Based Simulation System for Hydrodynamic Processes", Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Elsevier, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 754 – 767, August 2008. 

[8] Beran B., Piasecki M. (2008), “Availability and Coverage of Hydrologic Data in the US Geological Survey National Water Information System (NWIS) and US Environmental Protection Agency Storage and Retrieval System (STORET)”, Earth Science Informatics, Springer, Vol.1, No.3, November 2008, pp. 119 – 129.  

[9] Ball B., Burns R., Cuker B., DiToro D., Gross T., Kemp M., Murray, L., Piasecki, M., Zaslavsky I. (2008), “A Prototype System for Multi-Disciplinary Shared CyberInfrastructure – Chesapeake Bay Environmental Observatory (CBEO)”, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 960-970, October 2008.  

[10] Piasecki M., Beran B., Gonzales A., Wang S., Holz K.-P., Kawahara M. (2006), “Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on HydroScience and Engineering,”, Drexel University Hagerty Library: DSpace Digital Library System, ISBN:0977447405, September 2006. 

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