Center for Marine Robotics


CMR Leadership

Jim Bellingham


James Bellingham  Ph.D.
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CMR Advisory Board

Gary Roughead (Chairman)
WHOI Trustee, former Chief of Naval Operations

James Cameron
Academy Award winning screen writer, director and producer, and deep sea expedition leader.

Larry Clark
WHOI Corporation Member, President, Deerbrook Charitable Trust, former Director of Division of Ocean Sciences, NSF

Michael Connor
President and CEO, ThayerMahan, Inc.; Former commander of US Submarine Force

David Mindel
Professor Aeronautics and Astronautics, Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, Director Laboratory for Automation Robotics and Society, MIT

Ken Morse
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Entrepreneurship Ventures

Hagen Schempf
Principal Systems Scientist, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, and Director of Hazardous Environments Robotics Lab. 

Jean Tempel
WHOI Trustee, Managing Director, First Light Capital, Director, Sonesta International Hotels and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Chuck Thorpe
Provost, Clarkson University, former Assistant Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, OSTP, former Director of Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute and dean CMU, Qatar

John Tylko
Vice President of Business Development, Aurora Flight Sciences

Charlie Young
Director SCRA Applied R&D; former VP, Strategic Business Planning, Oceaneering ADTECH; Former Director, Strategic Systems Programs