Invitation to the lecture "How...

As part of the UWIN-LABUST project, the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies in collaboration with the IEEE Croatia Section - Robotics and Automation Chapter and IEEE OES University of Zagreb Student Branch Chapter is happy to invite you to the lecture

"How to explore the world of marine fauna using underwater acoustic signal processing"


held by Prof. Roee Diamant, Dept. of Marine Technologies, University of Haifa, Israel. The lecture will take place on Wednesday February 15th, 2023. at 10:00 AM in the Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER). The lecture is in English and is open for all interested participants.


The lecturer’s CV and the summary of the lecture can be found below.


Exploring marine fauna is always a tricky operation. Animals need to be monitored continuously but with minimum disturbance. The complexity of the marine environment also poses the challenge of emulating it in lab, and studies must be done in-situ. In this talk, we will survey recent underwater acoustic techniques developed for the detection and monitoring of marine animals. We will present ways how to track the motion of jellyfish; how to locate lobsters; how to identify sea turtles; how to detect dolphin’s noises and estimate their response to shipping noise; and how to decode the language of sperm whales.


Brief bio:

Roee Diamant is an Associate Prof. at the Dept. of Marine Technologies, University of Haifa, and heads the underwater Acoustic and Navigation Laboratory (ANL). He received his PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, in 2013, and his B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. From 2001 to 2009, he worked in Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel, as a project manager and systems engineer, where he developed a commercial underwater modem with network capabilities. In 2015 and 2016, he was a visiting Prof. at the University of Padova, Italy. In 2009, he received the Israel Excellent Worker First Place Award from the Israeli Presidential Institute. In 2010, he received the NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Prof. Diamant has received three Best Paper awards and serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Journal of Ocean Engineering. He was the coordinator of the EU H2020 project SYMBIOSIS (BG-14 track), and is the recipient of the EU ERA-Chair appointment to the University of Zagreb, Croatia. His research interests include underwater acoustic communication, underwater localization and navigation, object detection and classification, and sonar signal processing.

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