University of Texas at Austin
FloDisMod | A Framework for Flood and Disease Modeling



Madison Russ

Research Associate, Data Visualizations

Multifaceted- an artist, designer, and researcher- Madison Russ specializes in composing measured, 3D visualizations of hurricane impact on coastal communities. She holds a Master of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design focusing on sustainability and energy efficiency. During her time at RISD, she supported ongoing hurricane inundation research at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography constructing 3D models of the New England coast. Madison joined the FloDisMod team at the University of Texas at Austin in October 2023. Her current work focuses on constructing 3D landscape assets of the Texas Coast using a combination of LiDAR, aerial imagery, and architectural rendering techniques. These assets are then connected flood and disease modeling frameworks, visualizing vulnerabilities of coastal communities.