October 4, 2013

Corals of the deep sea. Brown Bag Seminar with Seth Newburg, Robotics Engineer, MIT Sea Grant

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: MIT E38-300

Bring your lunch and learn about investigations of deep sea corals with the MIT Sea Grant underwater vehicles.

About Seth Newburg

Seth Newburg has been a research engineer in the MIT AUV Lab since March 2009. His interests focused on underwater robotics technology ten years earlier while an undergraduate at MIT when he founded Project ORCA, a student team dedicated to designing AUVs for the International Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Competition sponsored by AUVSI and ONR. The experience implementing sonar systems for AUVs led him to pursue research in auditory physiology, including that of whales and dolphins, for his doctorate in biomedical engineering at Boston University. As part of the AUV Lab's engineering team, Newburg draws on his interdisciplinary background in carrying out his primary responsibility for the design and integration of robust sensor systems for the Odyssey IV autonomous underwater vehicle project.

Seth earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, and completed undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Series
MIT Sea Grant staff and students present projects, programs, research, and other topics in an informal setting to inform and inspire MIT colleagues and the wider community. The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a monthly event, and open to the public.

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Deep sea coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean are investigated with AUVs.