Physics and engineering of 3D optical systems for use in autonomous devices to capture digital holographic images of ocean species (e.g. plankton) and multi-phase flows.
Development of technology and systems for advanced autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.
Design methods for complex ocean systems; autonomous inspection of in-water ships; design of ocean networks comprising groups of communicating vehicles as well as fluid and power systems.
Navigation and mapping for autonomous mobile robots, robotic localization and mapping applications below, on and above water in marine and river environments.
Ocean modeling and data assimilation techniques to quantify regional ocean dynamics on multiple scales; new methods for multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation and the guidance of autonomous vehicles.
Historian and electrical engineer, an expert on human/machine relationships in broad technical, social, and historical contexts.
Robotics and Sensing, Dynamic Data-Driven Forecasting Systems, Computer-Aided Design, Visualization.
Distributed robotics, mobile computing, programmable matter and applications in environmental robotics.
Arctic and shallow water acoustics; scattering and reverberation due to sea surface and ice roughness; determination of seismic-acoustic propagation and reverberation in ocean environments; and 3-D acoustics in very shallow water.
Solving hydrodynamics problems for use by the ocean science and engineering communities through rigorous experimental investigation and imaging.
Physics of flow-sensing in fish and marine mammals; achieving super-maneuverability in ocean vehicles through flow feedback control; development of biometric robots to study the agility of fish and cetaceans.