Dr. Chris Roman

Assistant Professor
University of Rhode Island

Chris Roman specializes in acoustic and photographic mapping from underwater vehicles in the deep ocean. He has a BS from Virginia Tech and a MS from the University of California San Diego both in mechanical engineering. He completed his Ph.D in ocean engineering at MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Chris has worked on mapping algorithm development, underwater vehicle design and vehicle control systems. He was one of the designers of the SEAbed autonomous underwater vehicle and has been to sea with the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason operated by WHOI and the Institute for Exploration's ROV Hercules.

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