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Dr. Yogesh Girdhar

Dr. Yogesh Girdhar

Assistant Scientist

Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2932

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 07

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


  • 2014 - PhD, Computer Science, McGill University, Canada. 
  • 2005 - MS, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
  • 2002 - BS, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. 

Research Interests

Marine Robotics, Computer Vision, Autonomous Robotic Exploration, Semantic Perception, Bayesian Nonparametrics, Surprise Detection, Data Summarization.

Research Statement

 There are many algorithmic challenges that are unique to marine robotics. Factors such as: lack of high bandwidth communications, large geographic distances, and lack of high quality maps, make a strong case for development of algorithms that can enable autonomous operation of these robots. My current and future research aims to develop such algorithms, specifically in the context of adaptive data collection tasks, and analysis of mission data.