About Me

Irene Crisologo

Research Associate, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

Research Interests

  • Open-source weather radar processing
  • Ground radar calibration assessment using space-borne precipitation radars
  • Post-event analysis of rainfall-related natural disasters
  • Polarimetric rainfall retrieval

Contact: icrisologo [at] gmail.com, irene.crisologo [at] northwestern.edu


  • Python (libraries include: wradlib, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, matplotlib)
  • LaTeX

Educational Background

Oct 2015 – Apr 2019 PhD in Geoecology, University of Potsdam, Germany
Working Thesis Title: Using the Philippine weather radar network to enhance the effectiveness of flood early warning in the Philippines
Research adviser: Maik Heistermann, Ph.D.
Associate PhD Student, DFG Research Training Group “NatRiskChange”
2011 – 2015 M.Sc. in Geology, National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Thesis title: Rainfall Estimation Using Doppler Weather Radars And Its Applications In Hydrological Modelling
Research advisers: Prof. Carlos Primo C. David, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines) and Maik Heistermann, Ph.D. (University of Potsdam)
2005 – 2010 B.Sc. in Applied Physics, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Graduated cum laude
Research adviser: Christopher P. Monterola, Ph.D.


  • October 2015 – March 2019: DAAD Scholarship
  • June 2005 – April 2010: DOST‐SEI Undergraduate Scholarship (Merit Scholar)