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Applied Ocean Science and Engineering

Arthur B. Baggeroer,  Ford Professor of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,  MIT
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sonar, ocean acoustics, adaptive arrays

Julien Bonnel,  Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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ocean acoustics, signal processing, passive acoustic monitoring, sonar

Richard Camilli,  Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Alan D. Chave,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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seafloor observatories, electromagnetic measurements, instrumentation

Timothy F. Duda,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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ocean sound propagation, acoustic tomography, acoustic remote sensing, internal waves

James Edson,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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air-sea interaction, marine meteorology, boundary-layer turbulence

Steve Elgar,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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nearshore, surfzone, sediment, morphological processes

Erin Fischell,  Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Autonomy, acoustics, AUV, ASV, robotics, sensing, underwater navigation

John Fisher,  Senior Research Scientist
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab,  MIT
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Kenneth G. Foote,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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surveying marine organisms; acoustic scattering

W. Rockwell Geyer,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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estuaries, coastal hydrodynamics, dispersion, sediment transport, morphodynamics

Yogesh Girdhar,  Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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computer vision, machine learning, marine robotics, adaptive exploration and sampling algorithms

Jonathan How,  Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics,  MIT
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Houshuo Jiang,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Small-scale biological-physical interactions in plankton; Behavioral, physical and sensory ecology of marine organisms; Plankton fluid dynamics; Bio-fluid dynamics; Environmental fluid dynamics; Applied computational fluid dynamics; Atmospheric mesoscale numerical modeling over the Red Sea

Sertac Karaman,  Associate Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics,  MIT
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robotics, control systems, transportation and logistics

James Kinsey,  Senior Engineer
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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marine robotics, state estimation, dynamics and control, nonlinear systems, geophysical sensing, autonomous systems

Samuel Laney,  Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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phytoplankton ecology, marine photosynthesis, ocean instrumentation

Andone Lavery,  Senior Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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acoustic scattering processes

John J. Leonard,  Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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sensor data fusion, autonomous underwater vehicles, adaptive echolocation

Pierre Lermusiaux,  Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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Ying-Tsong Lin,  Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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ocean acoustics; computational acoustics; passive acoustic localization; array signal processing

Nicholas Makris,  Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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acoustical oceanography, underwater imaging, matched field tomography

Ted Maksym,  Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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sea ice, polar regions, ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions, polar technology

Dennis J. McGillicuddy Jr.,  Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Biogeochemistry,  WHOI
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mesoscale dynamics, upper ocean processes, numerical modeling

Anna Michel,  Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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instrumentation, sensor development, trace gas sensing, laser spectroscopy

Heidi M. Nepf,  Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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turbulence, wave-breaking, estuaries

Alan Oppenheim,  Distinguished Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,  MIT
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signal processing, geophysical signal processing, chaotic and fractal signals

Thomas Peacock,  Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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David Ralston,  Associate Scientist
Chair, Joint Committee for Applied Ocean Science & Engineering
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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estuarine physics, sediment transport, physical-biological interactions

Britt Raubenheimer,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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surf and swashzone processes, wave runup, alongshore currents

Nicholas Roy,  Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics,  MIT
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autonomy, planning, machine learning

Themistoklis Sapsis,  Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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Reduced order modeling of chaotic and turbulent flows, quantification of extreme events in nonlinear systems, targeted energy transfer in mechanical systems, engergy harvesting from stochastic sources

Henrik Schmidt,  Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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numerical modeling, seismo-acoustic propagation

Malcolm Scully,  Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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coastal and estuarine circulation; turbulent mixing; sediment transport; hypoxia/anoxia

Alexander Slocum,  Walter M. May and A. Hazel May Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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precision machine design, symbiotic systems, sargassum sequestration, ocean mining

Alexandra H. Techet,  Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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Peter A. Traykovski,  Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics, bedform processes

Michael Triantafyllou,  Professor
Director, Center for Ocean Engineering
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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fluid-structure interactions, autonomous underwater vehicles

John H. Trowbridge,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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geophysical boundary layers, mechanics of sediment transport, shelf and nearshore processes

J. Kim Vandiver,  Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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flow-induced vibration, dynamics of offshore structures

Catherine Walker,  Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Brian Williams,  Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics,  MIT
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Dana R. Yoerger,  Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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robotics, Autonomous Benthic Explorer, deep sea observatories

Dick K.P. Yue,  Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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vortex dynamics, wave kinematics, hydromechanics

W. Gordon Zhang,  Associate Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Coastal ocean dynamics, biophysical interaction

Seth Zippel,  Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Waves, Wave-Ice Interactions, Wave-Current Interactions, Turbulence, Ocean and Atmospheric Boundary Layers, Air-Sea Interactions

Daniel P. Zitterbart,  Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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collective behavior, bioacoustics, species distribution modelling, remote observation systems, polar research, passive acoustics monitoring, ocean acoustics

Retired/Emeritus Faculty

James R. Ledwell,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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ocean circulation, tracer release experiments

James F. Lynch,  Scientist Emeritus
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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underwater acoustics, shallow water acoustics, arctic acoustics, acoustic tomography, high-frequency backscatter from particles

Jerome H. Milgram,  Professor Emeritus
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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dynamics, numerical simulations, ocean measurements

James C. Preisig,  Scientist Emeritus
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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acoustic propagation modeling, signal processing, numerical optimization, communications

Timothy K. Stanton,  Scientist Emeritus
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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acoustic scattering, marine organisms, sea ice, scattering models