Dr. Shane Parson, PE, CFM is a Natural Hazard and Climate Change Modeling Analyst with the AECOM Germantown, Maryland Office. He has over 30 years of experience conducting research and project studies for natural hazard simulations, risk assessment modeling, benefit cost and loss avoidance analysis, hazard mitigation, and climate change analysis. His doctoral dissertation used artificial neural networks to simulate a water model for Internet usage. He has been a long-time subject matter expert and independent tester for both the FEMA Benefit Cost Analysis software and the FEMA Hazus software and has been the Hazus lead to the FEMA Headquarters Flood Risk Products Team since 2010. Dr. Parson’s current focus is on applying data analytics in cloud environments for modeling projects.
Professionally, he was President of the Virginia Floodplain Management Association for five years. He is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Certified FEMA Hazus Professional and Hazus Practitioner, and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). He is also a registered professional engineer in Virginia.