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Using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to Adaptively Sample and
Author: Update times: 2012-11-06                          | Print | Close | Text Size: A A A

Reporter:
Prof. D.ZHANG Yanwu; the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Title:
Using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to Adaptively Sample and Track Oceanographic Processes

Time:
09:30-11:300 AM,November 5th, 2012

Venue:
Meeting room, 2nd Floor, Building R, Shenyang Institute of Automation, CAS

Bio information: Yanwu Zhang received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and the M.S. degree in Underwater Acoustics Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, China, in 1989 and 1991, respectively. In 1998, he received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the M.S. degree in Oceanographic Engineering from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution (WHOI) Joint Program. In June 2000, he received the Ph.D. degree in Oceanographic Engineering from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program. From June to December 2000, Dr. Zhang was a Systems Engineer working on medical image processing at the General Electric Company Research and Development Center, Niskayuna, NY. From January 2001 to November 2004, he was a Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engineer and then promoted to a Senior DSP Engineer at Aware Inc., Bedford, MA, working on digital communications. Since December 2004, he has been with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, as a Senior Research Specialist. He works on developing and field-testing adaptive sampling algorithms for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and applying them in ocean experiments, designing sampling strategy for ocean observatories comprising AUVs and moorings, and developing the long-range AUV Tethys. Dr. Zhang's current research interests are mainly in spatio-temporal signal processing and its applications to AUV's sampling of oceanographic processes. Dr. Zhang is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Ocean and Earth Science of Tongji University (Shanghai, China). Dr. Zhang has published 20 peer-reviewed journal papers and 30 conference papers. He served as a reviewer for IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), Deep-Sea Research, Ocean Engineering (Elsevier), Ultrasonics (Elsevier), International Journal of Neural Systems, Advances in Earth Science (China), and IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, as well as for National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposals. Dr. Zhang is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2005. He is a member of American Geophysical Union (AGU), and a member of Sigma Xi.

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