Who am I really?

Dr. Huidae Cho
Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis...University of North Georgia

Shorter version

1   Huidae Cho, Ph.D., GISP, PE (MD), CFM, M.ASCE

2   As a professional software developer

10 years of ArcGIS application development

  • Development ArcGIS add-ins for engineers and GIS analysts
  • Design and implementation of an ArcGIS plugin architecture before the new ArcGIS add-in model
  • Integration of the ArcGIS Server REST API into the Salesforce SaaS (Software as a Service) platform


  • Programming languages: C#, Python, JavaScript, Apex, XML, SQL, SOQL, etc.
  • Databases: Oracle
  • Frameworks and environments: .NET, ArcObjects

3   As an open source developer

21 years as a core GRASS GIS developer

  • A member of the Project Steering Committee
  • Development of TOPMODEL hydrologic modules
  • Development of the early inter-process communication (IPC) messaging X-Window display driver (XDRIVER/IPC)
  • Reimplementation of the DXF import module to support 3D geometry modeling
  • Development of a display module for internationalization
  • Early efforts for porting GRASS GIS to BSD UNIX and MS-Windows platforms
  • Development of other core and add-on modules


  • Programming languages: C, Python, SQL, etc.
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL

4   As a water resources engineer

9 years of engineering analysis/modeling/software development

  • FEMA floodplain analysis
  • Dam breach analysis
  • Development of engineering applications for engineers

5   As a researcher

Research interests

  • Application of GIS to water resources engineering
  • Hydrologic/hydraulic modeling
  • Numerical modeling and optimization
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Metaheuristics (e.g., ISPSO)

Previous research

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