Congratulations to Julia Engdahl who successfully defended her Masters thesis! Part of the first cohort of DMCS’ new program in Operational Oceanography, Julia has developed deep expertise in observing systems and cutting edge ocean data processing. Her thesis developed and tested algorithmic and machine learning approaches to analyzing underwater video. This work, “Developing an automated analysis of fish migration video using computer vision algorithms”, has been submitted to the Marine Technology Society OCEANS conference.
Julia will put her degree to work in her new role as an Oceanographic Data Specialist at Lynker Technologies, where she will process and analyze water level and current data for NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.