Senior Oceanographer, UW Applied Physics Laboratory
The overarching theme of my research is acoustic sensing by humans and animals, a topic that lies at the intersection of engineering and biology. I was broadly trained in both disciplines throughout my formal education and continue to enjoy working at the interface.
My current research involves 1) developing machine learning methods for analyzing large ocean sonar data sets to study the marine ecosystem, and 2) combining mathematical modeling and experiments to understand the echolocation behavior of toothed whales and bats. I also lead the organization of Oceanhackweek with colleagues within and outside of UW to promote effective computational workflow and reproducible research practices in ocean sciences.