Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Mandar Chitre

Prof. Chitre

Prof. Mandar Chitre is currently the Head of the Acoustic Research Laboratory at Tropical Marine Science Institute, and an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the National University of Singapore. He has more than 15 years of research experience with underwater communication networks, acoustic signal processing, and marine robotics, and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. He is also a co-chair of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society technology committee on underwater communication, navigation & positioning.

Invited Speaker: Prof. Arthur Baggeroer

Prof. Baggeroer

Arthur B. Baggeroer is a Ford Professor of Engineering in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received the degrees of B.S.E.E. from Purdue University in 1963 and Sc.D. from MIT in 1968. He was been a consultant to the Chief of Naval Research at the NATO SACLANT Center (now CMRE) in 1977 and a Cecil and Ida Green Scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1990 while on sabbatical leaves. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Acoustical Society of America. He received the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Distinguished Technical AchievementAward in 1991, was an elected member of the Executive Council of the Acoustical Society from 1994-1997, and was awarded the Rayleigh-Helmholtz Medal from the Acoustical Society in 2003. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1995 and awarded a Secretary of the Navy / Chief of Naval Operations Chair in Oceanographic Science in 1998. He has served as a senior advisor to the Navy on numerous committees and panels. He recently chaired the NSB panel on Distributed Remote Surveillance (DRS). Prof. Baggeroer was awarded the “Distinguished Alumni Award” of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering from his alma mater Purdue University. He was recently awarded the ADM Charles Martel - David Bushnell Award by NDIA for ”outstanding technical contributions to the defense of the US in the field of Undersea Warfare” and the IEEE Award for Underwater Signal Processing. He has long been recognized as one the outstanding academics for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). Some of the Navy Committees he has been involved are: i) the Naval Studies Board (NSB), ii) the Ocean Studies Board (OSB) both for six years) of the National Academy, iii) the Submarine Superiority Technical Advisory Group (He was a member of the original committee for ADM Demars which led to APB/ARCI.), iv) the Fixed Surveillance Systems Technical Advisory Group; v) the SSIPT for N84 (twice), vi) the ”Red Team” special programs component for the Way Ahead for ASW, vii) an advisory panel member for several programs for the Navy and DARPA, viii) the Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC), ix) Future Concepts Panel for COMSUBFOR - all for the Department of the Navy. He has been chief scientist on fifteen oceanographic cruises with seven in the Arctic Ocean. His research has concerned signal and array processing for sonar, radar and seismic systems, ocean acoustic telemetry, global acoustics for ocean thermometry and ocean warming and matched field array processing. He also has had long affiliations with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) where he was Director of the MIT - Woods Hole Joint Program from 1983 - 1988 and the MIT - Lincoln Laboratory since 1968. He was elected four times to be a member of the School Committee for the Town of Westwood, MA (1978 - 1990) and was elected to be chairman four times. He now lives in Cambridge, MA in the winter and Woods Hole, MA in the summer. He has traveled extensively in conjunction with his oceanographic and Navy work. Personally, he married Carol Ann Coleman on August 1, 1964. They have four children Pamela, MD - internal medicine, Paul, computer software engineer, Cheryl, MD -psychiatrist and David -instructor for design at Stanford. He also has eleven grandchildren and one grand dog.


Sponsored by:

NATO's Allied Command and Transformation - ACT

Department of the Navy - Science & Technology - ONR

Department of the Navy - Science & Technology - Global



Acoustical Society of America

Gold patron:

Atlas Elektronik

Silver patrons: