Curriculum Vitae

Objective

Apply my knowledge of data analysis, signal processing, and computer modeling to the solution of complex ocean and atmospheric problems. Interests include: data telemetry, networking, propagation modeling, compressive sensing, time reversal, internal waves, beamforming, matched field processing, and other signal processing.

Education

Ph.D., Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, September 2003
Thesis title: "Underwater communication using time reversal."
B.S., Physics, University of California, San Diego, June 1997
Summa Cum Laude, Malmberg award, Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

2006-present Research Physicist
Acoustics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC 20375

  • Modeling atmospheric propagation on global scales with range-dependent propagation effects such as temperature, topography, and high Mach wind flow.
  • Researching applications signal processing to active sonar.
  • Scientist participating in/planning at-sea experiments.

2004-2006 ASEE Post-doctoral Fellow
Acoustics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC 20375

  • Researching applications of time-reversal to active sonar.
  • Scientist participating in/planning at-sea time-reversal experiment.

1997-2004 Research Assistant
Applied Ocean Science, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA 92037

  • Application of time-reversal to acoustic communications.
  • Scientist participating in at-sea time-reversal experiments.
  • Quantified and ameliorated fluctuations due to ocean medium variability.
  • Enhanced time-reversal communications using adaptive channel equalization.

Other Activities

Chair Public Relations Committee, Acoustical Society of America. 2006-2009
Public Relations Committee, Acoustical Society of America. 2003-2006, 2009-present
Underwater Technical Committee, Acoustical Society of America. 2006-present
Acoustical Oceanography Technical Committee, Acoustical Society of America. 2011-present
Student Council, Acoustical Society of America. 2001-2003
Student Web Page of Ocean Acoustic Library. 2000-2002

Teaching Experience

University of California, San Diego 1997
Teaching Assistant for Physics 1C (an introductory course in electromagnetics).