Chris Roman is a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island specializing in ocean robotics. He has a BS from Virginia Tech and an MS from the University of California San Diego both in mechanical engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in 2005. His research interests focus on developing sensing systems and methods for acoustic and photographic sea floor mapping. This work involves underwater vehicle design, acoustic instrumentation, image processing and mapping algorithm development. He works in a variety of application areas in marine science, with the goal of finding novel new engineering solutions for interesting science questions. This work takes place in the lab, at sea and around the world.
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