Dr. Yagmur Derin
I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oklahoma. My research interests lie at the intersection of hydrometeorology, climate change, remote sensing, modeling, and data analytics. I aim to provide answers and help to enhance local communities’ preparedness to natural disasters over mountainous regions. I have been working on accurate quantification of orographic precipitation based on data-driven analysis of the combination of remote sensing and numerical weather modeling with the help of machine learning. In the last three years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, I have been co-PI on 5 different proposals funded by NASA, NSF, and NOAA.
I received my Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Connecticut in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
I received my M.Sc. in 2014 from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Department of Geological Engineering.
I received my B. Sc. in 2011 from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Department of Geological Engineering.
Honors and Awards
• First Prize for Outstanding Presentation, Early Career Scientist Award, International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) (2022)
• The Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships (OVPRP) Match Program in Support of Postdoctoral Researchers Award, University of Oklahoma (2022)
• Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut (2016)
• Hydrological Sciences Outstanding Student Poster Award (OSP), European Geosciences Union (EGU) (2013)