David K. Mellinger, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor, Program Leader

Year hired: 2000

Specialty:
Software and hardware for detecting, classifying, and locating animals acoustically, and application of these methods to research and conservation.

Research:
We develop new tools for studying marine mammals acoustically: algorithms for detection, classification, localization, and density estimation, and user-friendly software to make these algorithms easily accessible by people everywhere. We also develop these methods for new hardware platforms such as ocean gliders, robotic sailboats, and fixed pop-up sensors. And we apply these new technologies for research and conservation of marine species throughout the world.

Organizations:
Member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), current chair of the ASA technical committee Animal Bioacoustics, and member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy

Office address: Hatfield Marine Science Center, RSF building, Room 140

Office phone: +1-541-867-0372

Office fax: +1-541-867-3907

Email address: David.Mellinger[@]oregonstate.edu

Mailing address:
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365, USA

Degrees:
1991: Ph.D., Stanford University
1983: B.S. degrees in mathematics and philosophy, MIT

Personal interest:
Soccer, frisbee, hiking

Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon

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