OCEAN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY TEAM

Fraser Dalgleish
Fraser Dalgleish, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor
772-242-2591
fdalglei@fau.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Dalgleish leads the Ocean Visibility and Optics Laboratory with research, development and modeling activities that focus on the application of laser sensors and unmanned marine vehicles to generate new undersea robotic imaging, sensing, detection and networking capabilities. He has more than 30 papers and patents and is currently the PI or co-PI for multiple federal grants in these areas. Dr. Dalgleish has recently conducted research in subsea environmental LiDAR at the NATO Centre of Maritime Research and Experimentation as a Visiting Scientist, has been the Underwater Imaging committee chair for the Marine Technology Society since 2009, and is currently the Program Evaluator at NSF LASER-TEC at Indian River State College. He was the 2015 FAU Researcher of the Year at the Associate Professor level.


Oscar Lopez
Oscar Lopez, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor
Ocean Engineering & Applied Technology
772-242-2410
lopezo@fau.edu

Research Interests

  • Signal processing, compressive sensing and low-rank matrix recovery
  • Tensor-based statistical inference, high-dimensional data representation and processing
  • Applications to oceanographic and atmospheric data; compression, de-noising and processing
  • Computational imaging
    • Hyperspectral imaging via encoded measurements
    • Seismic data acquisition and imaging
    • Quantum computational imaging; single-photon counting

Aditya Nayak
Aditya Nayak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Ocean & Mechanical Engineering/HBOI
772-242-2427
anayak@fau.edu

CV

Research Interests

Aditya's research experience to date has led him to explore a diverse range of subjects at the interface of experimental fluid dynamics and oceanography, including biophysical interactions, marine particle characterization, coastal processes, and small-scale turbulence. He is also specifically interested in designing underwater imaging instrumentation and/or applying laboratory flow/particle diagnostic techniques to facilitate in situ field measurements to address these research questions in a diverse range of aquatic environments. As a graduate student and then as a post-doc, he has participated in seven oceanographic cruises (two as acting Chief Scientist), in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Northwest. Currently, as a co-PI on two active NSF grants, he is involved in developing a new generation holographic imaging system for long-term marine studies, as well as characterizing phytoplankton response and growth rates under different environmental conditions, including small-scale shear and ambient light. He has also served as a peer reviewer for NSF as well as several international journals.


Bing Ouyang
Bing Ouyang, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor
772-242-2288
bouyang@fau.edu

Publications

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Research Interests

  • Application of compressive sensing theory in underwater imaging applications
    • Serial laser imaging using compressive sensing and a digital micro-mirror device (DMD)
  • Computer vision in underwater laser imaging applications
    • Light field rendering
    • Data fusion and mosaic of 3-D scenes
  • Real-time environmental monitoring and events detection
  • Application of electro-optic imaging numerical model and deconvolution technique in image enhancement and pulse resolution improvements
  • Synchronization of illuminator and detector in bi-static underwater laser imaging environment via image content analysis
  • Oil detection using DMD-based hyper-spectral imaging

Larry Taylor
Larry Taylor

Coordinator, Research Programs / Services
772-242-2258
ltaylo47@fau.edu

Research Interests

  • Instrumentation for oceanographic research
  • Manatee protection systems for water control structures and navigation locks using piezoelectric contact sensors and non-contact acoustic blocked-beam sensors

Michael Twardowski
Michael Twardowski, Ph.D.

Research Professor
772-242-2220
mtwardowski@fau.edu

Publications

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Research Interests

Dr. Twardowski’s research interests include using optical sensing techniques to study problems in imaging, ocean color remote sensing, harmful algal blooms, bioluminescence, oil detection, long-term and autonomous monitoring, sediment transport, and particle characterization. Dr. Twardowski has two decades of experience developing transformational technologies for ocean science, several of which have been commercialized. Dr. Twardowski was previously Director of Research and Vice President of WET Labs Inc., where he led the Advanced Technology and Research group in Narragansett, RI. He received his Ph.D. in Oceanography from University of Rhode Island in 1998 and was a postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Optics at Oregon State University. He has been a Naval ASEE Fellow and conducted research at the NATO Centre of Maritime Research and Experimentation as a Visiting Scientist. He is Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Rhode Island and Connecticut. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and has participated in more than 30 interdisciplinary field efforts in waters throughout the world.


David Bourdette
Dave Bourdette

Research Machinist
772-242-2259
dbourdet@fau.edu


Benjamin Metzger
Benjamin Metzger

Mechanical Engineer
772-242-2306
bmetzge3@fau.edu


Brian Ramos
Brian Ramos

Senior Computer Engineer
772-242-2437
bramos5@fau.edu


Michael Rouleau
Michael Rouleau

Coordinator, Research Programs / Services
772-242-2215
mrouleau@fau.edu


Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith

Research Machinist
772-242-2259
jsmit278@fau.edu


Chris Strait
Chris Strait

Research Technician
cstrait2017@fau.edu


Jack Yager
Jack Yager

Research Machinist
772-242-2259
jyager2@fau.edu


Michael Young
Michael Young

Research Machinist
772-242-2252
myoung44@fau.edu

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