Person: Christian Lees

Christian Lees is an Electrical Engineer working with the Underwater group of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR).  He has 15 years experience in marine electronics and underwater systems including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV).  He has participated in both ecological surveys around Australia, archaeological surveys in Greece and Sicily as well as hydrothermal vent … Continued

Person: Angelos Mallios

Angelos Mallios is a visiting investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), USA, and co-founder of Ploatech, a marine technology consulting company. His passion for the ocean and technology motivated him to return to academics after 10 years in the field, earning his Masters (2009) and PhD (2014) degrees on computer vision and robotics at Universitat … Continued

Person: Ariell Friedman

Dr Ariell Friedman is an engineer with a background in academia. He is the founder of Greybits Engineering, a software engineering and data science consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. Prior to that, he worked as a post-doctoral research engineer at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics and as a software engineer at a renewable hydro-energy … Continued

Person: George Pleskach

George Pleskach is chief electronics engineer at EvoLogics GmbH, a German a high-tech enterprise, specializing in underwater acoustic communication, acoustic positioning equipment and innovative solutions for robotics. George graduated from National Technical University of Ukraine in 1985, and after a career in underwater acoustics, relocated to Berlin to become one of the first members of … Continued

Person: Oscar Pizarro

Oscar Pizarro is a research fellow at the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). He trained as an oceanographic engineer in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, specialising in underwater imaging from robotic platforms. Oscar moved to Australia almost ten years ago to help start the marine robotics group at the ACFR. For the … Continued

Person: Amara Davis

Amara Davis is a Science Communications Intern with a very diverse background. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University. As an undergraduate, her research focus was on diatom community composition during El Niño … Continued

Person: Oscar Pizarro

Oscar Pizarro is a research fellow at the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). He trained as an oceanographic engineer in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, specialising in underwater imaging from robotic platforms. Oscar moved to Australia almost ten years ago to help start the marine robotics group at the ACFR. For the … Continued

Person: Stephen Carson

Stephen Carson graduated from Glasgow University in 2010 with an honors degree in Earth Sciences. He spent the next year working and traveling around Australia and South East Asia. In 2013 Stephen started working as a research assistant in the coastal hazards lab at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS). His research involves the study … Continued

Person: Shengji Wei

Dr Shengji WEI obtained his geophysical Bachelor (2004) and PhD degrees (2009) in the department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).  During his PhD study, he visited SeismoLab of Caltech from 2008 to 2009, working with Professor Don Helmberger on recognizing wiggles on the seismogram. This … Continued

Person: Praditya Avianto

Praditya Avianto is a technician of Marine Geology at Research Center for Oceanography – Indonesian Institute of Sciences with DIII informatics engineering background. He has been working with oceanographic and geological data processing and participating in several research expeditions for more than 20 years. Praditya has lengthy expereince working as a research equipment administrator on … Continued