Institutional Seminar Series
Tuesday, April 28
1:00 p.m. Talks begin
A new era of pervasive data generation at sea is enabled by emerging sensing modalities and will pose new challenges to signal processing, data science, and robotics. For example, underwater robotic technology enables the development of advanced networks for underwater localization and mapping, and over-the-horizon radar sensors can dramatically increase the coverage of maritime situational awareness. Bayesian graph signal processing is a promising approach that can yield innovative signal processing solutions. Based on this approach, I developed a holistic framework and methodology for multiobject tracking from multiple data sources that is particularly appealing for applied ocean sciences. An extension of this algorithm is able to learn unknown environmental parameters online. In this seminar, I will demonstrate the application of graph-based algorithms to datasets provided by a robotic sonar network, a volumetric 3D acoustic array, and oceanographic radar sensors.
Jennifer Ibaven & Dr. Peter Vandeventer - "The U.S. Coast Guard’s Blue Technology Center of Expertise"
The Coast Guard is the principal federal agency responsible for maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship in U.S. ports and waterways, protecting and defending more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. The U.S. Coast Guard’s Blue Technology Center of Expertise has recently been established at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and aims to identify blue technologies that will aid and directly respond to existing and evolving Coast Guard mission needs.