David K. Mellinger, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor, Program Leader

Year hired: 2000

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

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.

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

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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