The University of Alabama GIS Research Group is housed within the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering under the direction of Dr. Andrew Graettinger. Researchers use advanced GIS technologies to solve complex civil engineering problems including:
GIS Laboratory in the News
Homes can be built to avoid wind damage, but no codes or inspectors in some rural counties
National Public Radio - Morning Edition Interview
Can Anything Be Done to Tornado-Proof a House?
Researchers: Simple changes may help homes better survive tornadoes
Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes, Reports UA-Involved Study
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. -ESRI
If you are highly motivated, excited to learn new things, and interested in research involving GIS, please apply to be a research assistant. We hire undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral civil engineering and computer science students.
Please fill out the research assistant interest form on the Resources page.