Noam David


Contact information

Title: Postdoctoral Associate
 Civil and Environmental Engineering
Address: 462 Hollister Hall

Biography and research interests

Dr. Noam David received the B.Sc. (with distinction) and Ph.D. (through the direct doctoral program) degrees in geosciences from Tel Aviv University, Israel. He currently holds a postdoctoral research position with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. His research interests include weather and atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, microwave attenuation, air quality, environmental monitoring and numerical weather forecasting.


Selected publications

  • David, N. Utilizing existing measurements from cellular networks for monitoring fog where satellite systems fail, 2016 (submitted).
  • David, N., and Gao, H. O. Using Cellular Communication Networks to Detect Air Pollution. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(17), 9442-9451, 2016.
  • Alpert, P., Messer, H., & David, N. Meteorology: Mobile network aid weather monitoring. Nature, 537(7622), 617-617, 2016.
  • David, N., Sendik, O., Messer, H, and Alpert, P. Cellular network infrastructure- The future of fog monitoring? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), 96, 1687-1698, doi 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00292.1, 2015.
  • David, N., Alpert, P., and Messer, H. The potential of commercial microwave networks to monitor dense fog- feasibility study, Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres,118(20),11,750-11,761, 2013.
  • David, N., Alpert, P., and Messer, H. The potential of cellular network infrastructures for sudden rainfall monitoring in dry climate regions, Atmospheric Research, 131, 13-21, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.01.004, 2013.
  • David, N., Alpert, P., and Messer, H. Technical Note: Novel method for water vapour monitoring using wireless communication networks measurements, Atmospheric Chemistry and  Physics (ACP), 9, 2413-2418, 2009.


  • David, N., Alpert, P., and Messer, H. System and method for identifying a hydrometeor, US provisional patent application no. 61/602,156, filed by Ramot at Tel Aviv University, 2012.

Selected Awards

  • The Department of Geosciences prize of excellence for Ph.D. candidates, TAU (2011).
  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Best Inventor Award (2010): “Predicting floods using wireless communication networks” (jointly with Prof. Pinhas Alpert & Prof. Hagit Messer- Yaron).
  • The Israel Meteorological Society Young Scientist Award (2010).
  • Dean’s honor scholarship for PhD candidates, the faculty of exact sciences, TAU (2010).
  • Best of What’s New” Award (2009) in the security category, by Popular Science magazine (jointly with Prof. Pinhas Alpert and Prof. Hagit Messer Yaron).
  • The Commercial & Industrial club scholarship for excellence in studies (2007).

Selected magazine reports