Faculty

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

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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Keywords: seafloor observatories, electromagnetic measurements, instrumentation

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

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

Kenneth G. Foote, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: surveying marine organisms; acoustic scattering

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

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

Houshuo Jiang, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: 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

James Kinsey, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: marine robotics, state estimation, dynamics and control, nonlinear systems, geophysical sensing, autonomous systems

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

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

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

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

James F. Lynch,
Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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AOPE department overview
Keywords: underwater acoustics, shallow water acoustics, arctic acoustics, acoustic tomography, high-frequency backscatter from particles

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

Ted Maksym, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: sea ice, polar regions, ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions, polar technology

Dennis J. McGillicuddy Jr., Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: mesoscale dynamics, upper ocean processes, numerical modeling

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

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

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

Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor
Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, MIT
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David Ralston, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: estuarine physics, sediment transport, physical-biological interactions

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

Themistoklis Sapsis, Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: 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
Chair, Joint Committee for Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Keywords: numerical modeling, seismo-acoustic propagation

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

Hanumant Singh, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: computer vision, system architecture, algorithms for acoustic and optical imaging, underwater vehicle system architecture, communications, docking

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

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

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

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

John Wyatt, Professor
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, MIT
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Keywords: noise systems, nonlinear circuits

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

Dana R. Yoerger, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: robotics, Autonomous Benthic Explorer, deep sea observatories

W. Gordon Zhang, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
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Keywords: Coastal ocean dynamics, biophysical interaction

Emeritus/Retired Faculty

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

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

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

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