OCEANS'10 Sydney


Student Poster Students - Sydney 2010

The twenty sixth Student Poster Program of the OCEANS Conference series was held as a part of OCEANS’10 IEEE Sydney, Sydney, Australia.  The program was organized by Dr. Stefan Williams, University of Sydney, and was supported by a grant from ONR Global.  Sixty one abstracts were received and twenty one were accepted for presentation. Nineteen students were invited to participate.  Two students had two posters accepted and displayed.  Ten countries were represented; France, Norway, New Zealand, India, Spain, USA, Australia, Scotland, Germany and Japan. The posters were displayed in the Exhibition Hall where the conference attendees passed by and observed them.  The students gave short presentations describing their work at three scheduled session on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. This facilitated the judging and also gave the students and opportunity to make a group presentation.

 The judging was completed by noon on Wednesday and the awards were presented at the Gala  Function in Luna Park that evening.  Dr. Williams and Mr. Norman D. Miller reviewed the work of the judges and selected the winning posters.  At the Gala Function, the Conference Chairman, Dr. Brian Ferguson called Mr. Miller to relate the history of the program and to present the certificates and award. Mr. Miller noted that to date 482 posters had been displayed at the OCEANS Conferences since the program began at OCEANS ’89 in Seattle. Dr. Williams called the students forward and each received a certificate of their participation from Mr. Miller.  The last six students called were the award winners.  In addition to their participation certificate they received a monetary award. The students were assembled on stage for group photos and then Mr. Miller proclaimed that they were now members of the “OCEANS Student Poster Alumni Association” and  asked the audience to recognize the students by their applause.

 The roster of students and their poster titles is:

Anuj Sehgal, Jacobs University, Germany 
“Modeling Underwater Acoustic Communications for Multi-Robot Missions in a Robotics Simulator”

Edmund Brekke, Unik, Norway
“The Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Human Divers”

Aaron Fisher, Florida Atlantic University, USA
“Station Keeping of Small Outboard-Powered Boats”

Angelos Mallios, Universitat de Girona, Spain
“Probabilistic Sonar Scan Matching SLAM for Underwater Environment”

Francesco Maurelli, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland (UK)
“Particle Diversity Reduction for AUV’S Active Localisation”

Ariell Friedman, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney, Australia
“Rugosity, Slope and Aspect Derived from Bathymetric Stereo Image 3D Reconstructions”

Daniel Steinberg, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney, Australia
“Dirichlet Process Mixture Models for Autonomous Habitat Classification”

Francois-Xavier Socheleau, Telecom Bretagne, France
“A Maximum Entropy Framework for Statistical Modeling of Underwater Acoustic Communication Channels”

Edmund Brekke, Unik, Norway
“Target Tracking in State Dependent Wake Clutter”

Jo Borchsenius, Auckland University of Technology. New Zealand
“Underwater Glider Propulsion Using Chemical Hybrides”

Divya Parihar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
“Time Reversal Mirror: Temporal an Spatial Focusing Tool”

Serge Pons Freixes, Marine Technology Unit, Centre Mediterrani d’Investigacions Marines/Ambientals, Spain
“Video-Image Porocessing Applied to the Analysis of the Behavior of Deep-Water Lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus)”

Gabrielle Inglis, University of Rhode Island, USA
“Constrained Stereo Correspondence for 3D Seafloor Reconstruction”

Lashika Medagoda, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney, Australia
“Water Column Current Profile Aided Localisation for Autonomous Vehicles”

Eric Ferguson, University of Sydney, Australia
“Precise Sound Source Localisation of Dolphin Biosonar Pulse Transmissions”

Anuj Sehgal, Jacobs University, Germany
“Effects of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Ocean Acidification on Underwater Acoustic Communications”

Elena Torrecilia, Marine Technology Unit, Centre Mediterrani d’Investigacions Marine/Ambientals, Spain*
“Mapping Marine Phytoplankton Assemblages From a Hyperspectral and Artificial Intelligence Perspective”
*Poster presented by Ismael F. Aymerich

Michael Stanway, MIT/WHOI, USA
“Water Profile Navigation with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler”

Natalia Hurtos, Universitat de Girona, Spain
“Calibration of Optical Camera Coupled to Acoustic Multibeam for Underwater 3D Scene Reconstruction”

M. Azizur Rahman, University of Ryukyus, Japan
“The Role of Carbonic Anhydrase Enzyne in the Biocalcification Process of Coral and its Resilience to Global Climate Change”

Bryan McGilvray, University of Rhode Island, USA
“Control System Performance and Efficiency for a Mid-Depth Lagrangian Profiling Float”


Student Poster Student Winners - Sydney 2010

The judging team attended the oral presentations and then reviewed each poster with the student in attendance. The judges turned in their rating sheets and Dr. Williams and Mr. Miller reviewed the results and selected the winners as follows:

1st Place – Ariell Friedman

2nd Place – Francois-Xavier Socheleau
                      Anuj Sehgal

3rd Place – Gabrielle Inglis
                     Lashika Medagoda
                     M. Azizur Rahman

Each student received a round of applause as they received their award. The quality of the poster presentations was outstanding and the research work covered a wide spectrum.  All of the students expressed their appreciation for being invited to the Conference and made good use of their time to attend sessions and view the exhibits as well as being at their posters. Once again the Student Poster Program had achieved its objective of showing students what the field of Oceanic Engineering was all about.

Norman D. Miller, P.E.
Student Activities Coordinator