Alexander Duda received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering (mechatronics) from the University of Darmstadt, Germany in 2009. He is currently employed at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Bremen finishing his doctoral degree with the focus on underwater multimodal 3D reconstruction using opti-acoustic sensors.

Alexander has over 7 years of experience in the area of underwater robotics and carried out several projects dealing with calibration of optical underwater sensors, autonomous underwater inspection and visual navigation and guidance in extreme environments. As a part of the ROBEX project he currently develops terrain-based navigation and mapping systems for autonomous underwater vehicles as a basis for regular measurements and longterm monitoring of specific communities and structures.