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ML-SCOPE Team To Publish Special Issue in Ocean Modelling

The ML-SCOPE Team will soon be publishing a special issue “Machine Learning for Ocean Modelling” in the journal Ocean Modelling. Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux and the other ML-SCOPE co-PIs will serve as guest editors. Submissions are open until September 30, 2022. Additional information can be found on the journal website.

Ben Koenig receives ASNE Tidewater Section Admiral David Donohue Scholarship for 2021

Congratulations to Ben for receiving the ASNE Tidewater Section Admiral David Donohue Scholarship for 2021! This award is given by the American Society of Naval Engineers each year since 1979, and is given “in order to promote the profession of naval engineering and to encourage college students to enter the field. Since the inception of the […]

MSEAS to present in the US Launch Meeting of the United Nations Ocean Decade

MSEAS was selected as part of the team of Kanna Rajan for one of the 8 plenary presentations (out of 90) of the US Launch Meeting of the United Nations Ocean Decade that will take place on February 3-4, 2021, as well as for e-poster presentations as part of a few other teams. The United […]

MIT –WHOI 50th anniversary

Read more about the MIT-WHOI Joint program and the anniversary here.

Pierre Lermusiaux is Associate Department Head

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux became the Associate Department Head for Research and Operations in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.

Deepak wins SNAME Travel Award in Ocean Engineering

Deepak Subramani, a sixth year graduate student, has been awarded the SNAME Travel Award in Ocean Engineering by MIT-MechE to present his work at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held from December 11 to 15, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Arkopal wins AGU Fall Meeting Student Travel Award

Arkopal Dutt, a third year graduate student, has been selected to receive a AGU Fall Meeting Student Travel Award to attend the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held from December 11 to 15, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Jing wins travel award to attend UQ workshop at UT Austin

Jing Lin, a fifth year graduate student, has been selected to receive a travel award to attend the Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification and Data-Driven Modeling, to be held from March 23 to 24, 2017, at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA. Congratulations Jing!

Pierre Lermusiaux Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations Professor!

MSEAS is completing a real-time uncertainty forecasting exercise for a Global Positioning System (GPS) for underwater assets

The POSYDON Sea Exercise 2017 occurs in the Middle Atlantic – New York Bight Region for the first two weeks of February 2017. In collaboration with the POINT team, our objectives are to utilize the MIT MSEAS system to: (i) forecast the probability of high-resolution ocean fields using our ESSE methodology; (ii) transfer the corresponding […]

Chinmay wins SIAM Student Travel Award

Chinmay Kulkarni, a second year graduate student, has been selected to receive a SIAM Student Travel Award to attend the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS17), to be held from May 21 to 25, 2017, at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Snowbird, Utah, USA.

Deepak to present at MechE Research Exhibition on Sept. 18

PhD student, Deepak Subramani, will present a poster on “Optimal Path Planning in Dynamic Environments” at the Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition 2015 (MERE ’15) to be held on Sept 18, 2015 at Walker Memorial.

Real Time Sea Exercise Conducted in Buzzards Bay

Real-time exercises were completed in the Buzzards Bay to test at sea time-optimal autonomy methods and software developed by MSEAS for AUVs. The exercises were completed in collaboration with colleagues from WHOI (Glen Gawarkiewicz and Ben Allen) and Lincoln Lab (Joe Edwards and Kristen Railey). More details and real time modeling outputs are available here.

MSEAS group awarded seed funding for high performance computing

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) has awarded $600,000 in seed grants to seven multi-university teams on issues ranging from the ecosystem off the New England coast to medical imaging to the speed of computing itself […]

Prof. Lermusiaux gives invited presentation at Gloucester’s New Maritime Port Economy Summit

Prof. Lermusiaux was invited to give a talk on “Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation for the Maritime Industry” at the Gloucester (MA) New Maritime Port Economy Summit on November 15, 2011. More information […]

Special Issue of Ocean Dynamics

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux is a Guest Editor for a special issue of Ocean Dynamics on “Multi-scale modeling of coastal, shelf and global ocean dynamics”. This issue includes […]

Konur Yiğit Graduates from MSEAS

Members of the MSEAS group gathered prior to the departure of Konur Yigit. Photos are available […]

Invited Keynotes and Lectures

Prof. Lermusiaux To Give Invited Webinar For AI Chair OceaniX

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux has been invited to give a webinar on 19 January 2022, 7:30am EST about “Bayesian Learning of High-Dimensional Dynamical Models” for the AI Chair OceaniX webinar series.

Chinmay and Pierre Present Recent Research at SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems

Graduate student Chinmay Kulkarni and Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux presented some of the recent results from our MSEAS group on Lagrangian Coherent Structures at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird, Utah between May 21 and 25, 2017.

Prof. Lermusiaux invited lectures for 2013

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux has given and been invited to give lectures at the following workshops and schools during 2013 [ … ]

Prof. Lermusiaux presenting at SIAM annual meeting

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux is presenting a talk on Monday July 8 at the 2013 SIAM annual meeting, entitled “Uncertainty Predictions, Non-Gaussian Data Assimilation and Bayesian Inference of Dynamical Model Equations”.

Prof. Lermusiaux gives invited presentation at Gloucester’s New Maritime Port Economy Summit

Prof. Lermusiaux was invited to give a talk on “Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation for the Maritime Industry” at the Gloucester (MA) New Maritime Port Economy Summit on November 15, 2011. More information […]

Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling

Prof. Lermusiaux attended the Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling […]

Prof. Lermusiaux invited lectures 2010-2013

Prof. Lermusiaux list of recent invited lectures […]

Papers Recently Published and Submitted

Manan and Manmeet’s CDC Conference Paper Accepted

Congratulations to Manan and Manmeet for having their paper “Hamilton–Jacobi Multi-Time Reachability” accepted to the IEEE CDC Conference! This paper will be presented at the 61st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, from Dec. 6-9, 2022, in Cancún, Mexico. More information about this paper, including the abstract, can be found here.

MSEAS Oceans 2021 Conference Papers Published

The IEEE Oceans 2021 papers submitted by Aaron, Corbin, and Tony have been published, and are available from our website and from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/. Congratulations to Aaron, Corbin, Tony, and Jacob!

Abhinav’s Closure Model Figures Featured on Cover of Proceedings of the Royal Society

Several figures from Abhinav’s paper “Neural Closure Models for Dynamical Systems” have been featured on the cover of the August 2021 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Congratulations to Abhinav!

MSEAS research featured on MIT front page

Recent results from the MSEAS group on the multiscale interactions of internal tides in the Middle Atlantic Bight and Shelfbreak front regions were featured on MIT front page on Sept 28, 2016. The article is entitled “Researchers find explanation for interacting giant, hidden ocean waves” and can be accessed here. The relevant papers “Internal-tide Interactions […]

Global Analysis of Navier-Stokes and Boussinesq Stochastic Flows using Dynamical Orthogonality

We provide a new framework for the study of fl‡uid ‡flows presenting complex uncertain behavior. Our approach is based on the stochastic reduction and analysis of the governing equations using the dynamically orthogonal field equations. By numerically solving these equations we evolve in a fully coupled way the mean fl‡ow and the statistical and spatial […]

Graduation

Akis Gkirgkis Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to Akis Gkirgkis on his graduation! Akis received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Stochastic Ocean Forecasting with the Dynamically Orthogonal Primitive Equations” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Chinmay Kulkarni Graduates with a PhD

Congratulations to Chinmay Kulkarni on his graduation! Chinmay succesfully defended and received his PhD from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Prediction, Analysis, and Learning of Advective Transport in Dynamic Fluid Flows” with our MSEAS group at MIT. We wish all the best to Chinmay for his next steps!

Jing Lin Graduates with a PhD

Congratulations to Jing Lin on his graduation! Jing succesfully defended and received his PhD from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Bayesian Learning for High-Dimensional Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Methodologies, Numerics and Applications to Fluid Flows” with our MSEAS group at MIT. We wish all the best to Jing for his next steps!

Michael Humara Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to Michael Humara on his graduation! Mike received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Stochastic Acoustic Ray Tracing with Dynamically Orthogonal Equations” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Jing Lin Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to Jing Lin on his graduation! Jing received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Minimum-Correction Second-Moment Matching: Theory, Algorithms and Applications” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Corbin Foucart Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to Corbin Foucart on his graduation! Corbin received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Efficient Matrix-Free Implementation and Automated Verification of Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Methods” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Wael Hajj Ali Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to Wael Hajj Ali on his graduation! Wael received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Dynamically Orthogonal Equations for Stochastic Underwater Sound Propagation” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

David Ferris Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to David Ferris on his graduation! Dave received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Time-Optimal Multi-Waypoint Mission Planning in Dynamic Flow Fields” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Deepak Subramani Graduates with PhD

Congratulations to Deepak Subramani on his graduation! Deepak received a PhD from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Probabilistic Regional Ocean Predictions: Stochastic Fields and Optimal Planning” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Arkopal Dutt Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to Arkopal Dutt on his graduation! Arkopal received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “High Order Stochastic Transport and Lagrangian Data Assimilation” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Johnathan Hiep Vo Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to Johnathan Hiep Vo on his graduation! Johnathan received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Modeling Flow Encountering Abrupt Topography using Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Projection Methods” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Chinmay Kulkarni Graduates with S.M. Degree

Chinmay Sameer Kulkarni completed all requirements and submitted a thesis to receive Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from School of Engineering at MIT. Congratulations to Chinmay and all the best for his Ph.D journey!

Florian Feppon Graduates with S.M. Degree

Congratulations to Florian Feppon on his graduation! Florian received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Riemannian Geometry of Matrix Manifolds for Lagrangian Uncertainty Quantification of Stochastic Fluid Flows” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Sydney Sroka graduates with SM

Congratulations to Sydney Sroka on her recent graduation! Sydney received an SM from Mechanical Engineering for her research on “Internal Tides Near Steep Topographies” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Junior high-school student Morgan Kane completes RSI Scholar Program

Congratulations to Morgan Kane for successfully completing her RSI 2016 summer research with our MSEAS group at MIT. She completed a report and presentation on “Go with the flow: The Effect of Geophysical Flows on Transports”. She is from Mt. Hope High School, Bristol, RI.

John Aoussou graduates with SM

Congratulations to John Aoussou on his recent graduation! John received an SM from Mechanical Engineering and CDO program for his research on “An Iterative Pressure-Correction Method for the Unsteady Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equation” with our MSEAS group at MIT.

Matt Swezey, LT USN, graduates with SM from the MechE-US Navy Program

Congratulations to Matt Swezey on his recent graduation! Matt received Master of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Master of Mechanical Engineering for his research on “Ocean Acoustic Uncertainty for Submarine Applications”.

Tapovan Lolla graduates with PhD

Congratulations to Tapovan Lolla on his successful PhD defense and graduation! Tapovan received a PhD from Mechanical Engineering for his comprehensive research on “Path Planning and Adaptive Sampling in the Coastal Ocean”.

Junior high-school students Ajay Jain and Chuang Tang complete RSI Scholar Program

Congratulations to high-school students Ajay Jain and Chuang Tang for completing their RSI report and presentation with us! […]

Deepak Subramani graduates with SM

Congratulations to Deepak Subramani on his recent graduation! […]

Jen Landry, LCDR USN, graduates with SM from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Congratulations to Jen Landry, LCDR USN, on her recent graduation! […]

Visiting undergrad. student Abhinav Gupta from IIT Kanpur completes S. N. Bose Scholars Program

Congratulations to visiting undergrad. student Abhinav Gupta for completing the S. N. Bose Scholars Program with us! […]

High-school student Jordan Benjamin completes RSI Scholar Program

Congratulations to high-school student Jordan Benjamin for completing his RSI report and presentation with us! […]

Matt Ueckermann graduates with PhD

Congratulations to Matt Ueckermann on his successful PhD defense and graduation! […]

Akash Phadnis graduates with SM

Congratulations to Akash Phadnis on his recent graduation! […]

Konuralp Yigit and Thomas Sondergaard graduate

Congratulations to Konuralp Yigit and Thomas Sondergaard on their recent graduations […]

Social

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MSEAS Celebrates October/November Birthdays and Chris’ 10-Year Work Anniversary

MSEAS members Tony, Yoland, Abhinav, and Pierre celebrated their birthdays in October and November, and Chris celebrated his 10-year work anniversary with MSEAS in October, and the group gathered outside the Student Center to celebrate!

MSEAS Celebrates Dr. Chinmay Kulkarni’s PhD

MSEAS member Chinmay Kulkarni succesfully defended his PhD on September 24, 2020 and the group gathered in the Killian Court to celebrate! Congratulations Dr. Chinmay! We wish you all the best going forward!

MSEAS Celebrates Dr. Jing Lin’s PhD

MSEAS member Jing Lin succesfully defended his PhD on August 14, 2020 and the group gathered in the Killian Court to celebrate! Before Jing’s departure from the US, he and several other MSEAS members went to the zoo. Congratulations Dr. Jing! We wish you all the best going forward!

MSEAS Celebrates Completion of Theses of Thomas Sondergaard and Konur Yiğit

MSEA group celebrated the completion of the theses of Thomas Sondergaard and Konur Yigit […]

Workshops and Meetings

NAS Machine Learning February Workshop Report and Proceedings Now Available

A new report from the National Academies’ February workshop on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Advance Earth System Science: Opportunities and Challenges has been completed. The proceedings summarizing the workshop discussions have also been published.

Clara and Manan Win Research Prizes at MERE 2021

Congratulations to Clara and Manan for their MERE 2021 performance! Clara presented her research on “Time Optimal Path Planning and Ocean Monitoring in the Portugal-Azores-Madeira Ocean Region,” and won the Best First-Time Presenter prize! Meanwhile, Manan presented his research on “Autonomous Path Planning to Optimally Harvest Dynamic Fields,” and received a Runner-up prize! Congratulations again […]

Ben and Yoland Present Research at MERE 2020

Congratulations to Ben and Yoland for their MERE performance! Ben presented his research on “Optimal Harvesting With Autonomous Tow Vessels For Offshore Macroalgae Farming”, and received a runner-up prize in the graduate student category. Meanwhile, Yoland presented his research on “3DSeaVizKit: Interactive 3D Visualization Toolkit For Oceanographic Data”, and received a special “MSEAS heart” price […]

Chinmay and Pierre Present Recent Research at SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems

Graduate student Chinmay Kulkarni and Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux presented some of the recent results from our MSEAS group on Lagrangian Coherent Structures at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird, Utah between May 21 and 25, 2017.

Jing wins travel award to attend UQ workshop at UT Austin

Jing Lin, a fifth year graduate student, has been selected to receive a travel award to attend the Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification and Data-Driven Modeling, to be held from March 23 to 24, 2017, at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA. Congratulations Jing!

Group members meet Indian environment minister

PhD Candidates Deepak Subramani and Tapovan Lolla and Prof Pierre Lermusiaux attended an environment focussed meeting with Honorable Prakash Javadekar, the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the Govt. of India at the MIT Tata Center on 4/16/15. The group’s research efforts with a focus on India specific goals and the new Tata […]

International workshop on “Probabilistic Approaches to Data Assimilation for Earth Systems”

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux was an invited lecturer at the International Workshop on “Probabilistic Approaches to Data Assimilation for Earth Systems” which took place in Banff, Canada from 17-22 February, 2013 […]

Stochastic Assimilation for the Next Generation Ocean Model Applications (SANGOMA)

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux is an invited international external adviser to the European project Stochastic Assimilation for the Next Generation Ocean Model Applications (SANGOMA), which will be providing new developments in data assimilation for future operational forecasting and monitoring systems. He is giving a talk on Bayesian Data Assimilation and Learning of Stochastic Dynamical Models: State, […]

MSEAS Presents Research at the Coastal Ocean Modeling Gordon Research Conference

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux was one of the presenters at the Coastal Ocean Modeling Gordon Research Conference, held at Mount Holyoke College from June 26 to July 1, 2011. His presentation was titled “PDEs for Ocean Uncertainty Prediction, Nonlinear Data Assimilation and Adaptive Sampling Swarms.”

Working with Uncertainty Workshop

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux is an invited Panelist and Lecturer at the “Working with Uncertainty Workshop: Representation, Quantification, Propagation, Visualization, and Communication of Uncertainty”, as part of IEEE VisWeek 2011 […]

ESPC-DA workshop at the University of Maryland

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux was one of the co-organizers of a workshop on Ocean Integration in Earth System Prediction Capability Data Assimilation. This took place 27-29 September 2011 at the University of Maryland […]

IMUM2011

MSEAS members to attend IMUM2011 – the 10th International Workshop on Multiscale (Un-)structured Mesh Numerical Modelling […]

NSF Pioneer Array Science Workshop

Prof. Lermusiaux represented MIT at NSF workshop […]

MREA Workshop at NATO Undersea Research Centre

Prof. Lermusiaux co-chairs MREA workshop at NURC […]

IMUM2010

MSEAS Group hosts IMUM2010 […]

Press Accounts of Group Activities

Abhinav’s Research Featured in MIT News

Abhinav’s machine learning research on neural closure models has been featured in the January 21, 2022 entry of MIT News [Archived PDF here]. Congratulations Abhinav for all your contributions!

Abhinav Gupta’s machine learning framework for dynamical system models highlighted in MIT MechE article

Abhinav Gupta’s machine learning framework was highlighted by the Mechanical Engineering department in the article “Computing for Ocean Environments“. MSEAS work on using dynamical system models to make predictions for the ocean environment was illustrated in the article, explaining the new machine learning framework that helps make up for the lack of resolution or accuracy […]

MSEAS in Underwater Contractor International (UCi): Research on Optimal Path-Planning and Adaptive Sampling Highlighted a Popular Magazine for Underwater Professionals

MSEAS research on the development of methodologies to predict the most informative sampling sites in the ocean for a given mission and optimal paths to reach them was highlighted in Underwater Contractor International (UCi), a popular magazine for underwater professionals, in their Jan/Feb 2019 issue.

MSEAS in MIT News: Research on Optimal Path-Planning and Adaptive Sampling Highlighted

MSEAS research on the development of methodologies to predict the most informative sampling sites in the ocean for a given mission and optimal paths to reach them was highlighted in MIT News on Wednesday, 9 May, 2018. This research was funded, in part, by the Office of Naval Research, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the MIT Tata Center, and the National Science Foundation. The […]

MSEAS research featured on MIT front page

Recent results from the MSEAS group on the multiscale interactions of internal tides in the Middle Atlantic Bight and Shelfbreak front regions were featured on MIT front page on Sept 28, 2016. The article is entitled “Researchers find explanation for interacting giant, hidden ocean waves” and can be accessed here. The relevant papers “Internal-tide Interactions […]

MGHPCC Interview – Tapping into an ocean of data

Pierre Lermusiaux is interviewed for the MGHPCC pilot project that initiated the development of a multiscale computational fluid dynamical modeling infrastructure required to make best use of the observations to be collected in the Middle Atlantic Bight and New England Shelfbreak region. This pilot project is seeding an ocean modeling collaboration that exploits opportunities provided […]

Pierre Lermusiaux featured on MIT front page

MSEAS group head Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux was featured on the front page of the MIT web site on Wednesday June 12, 2012. The article describes Prof. Lermusiaux as one “who has devoted his research, in part, to eliminating unlikely scenarios in ocean dynamics” […]

MSEAS research regarding the Pioneer Array described in oceans.mit.edu news item

The development of a mathematical procedure by the MSEAS group to coordinate the movements of AUVs in the extremely dynamic coastal environment in which the Pioneer Array will be situated is detailed in a news item on the new MIT oceans.mit.edu web site. The news article describes the coordination between the MSEAS group and the […]

MSEAS path-planning research highlighted on MIT web site front page

The headline reads “Sometimes the quickest path is not a straight line” and the sub-heading is “New methods and software developed at MIT can predict optimal paths for automated underwater vehicles”. This was the front page of the MIT web site 8 March 2012. […]

MSEAS UROP student Jacob Wamala featured on MIT web site front page

MSEAS UROP student, MIT senior Jacob Wamala, appeared on the front page of the MIT web site on Wednesday March 7, 2012. Jacob was described in this fashion: “Senior puts engineering skills, desire to serve toward improving the lives of disadvantaged and marginalized populations”. […]

MIT Spotlight: Predicting ocean motions and underwater sounds

Predicting ocean motions and underwater sounds, has been showcased on the MIT home page Spotlight on 1 December, 2010 […]

IMUM2010 workshop announced on MIT CCE Bulletin Board

IMUM2010 workshop announced […]

Optimal Samping Techniques described – Center for Ocean Engineering Spotlights, September, 2009

Research off Kauai highlighted […]

Prof. Lermusiaux wins Doherty Professorship – MIT MechE News, Feb. 19, 2009

Prof. Lermusiaux wins Doherty Professorship […]

QPE – MIT MechE News, September 19, 2008

QPE research highlighted in MIT MechE news […]

MSEAS Utilizes Crimson Grid

Crimson Grid aids MSEAS research […]

Science Daily – August 1, 2006

Monterey Bay 2006 AUVs featured in Science Daily […]

Awards and Achievements

Aaron wins the MIT Center for Computational Science and Engineering MathWorks Prize for Outstanding Masters Research

Congratulations to Aaron Charous, who has won the MIT Center for Computational Science and Engineering MathWorks Prize for Outstanding CSE Masters Research, 2022! This award was given in recognition of Aaron’s research on “Dynamical Reduced-Order Models for High-Dimensional Systems.” The MathWorks Prize is awarded annually at the discretion of the selection committee, with consideration given to […]

Manan wins a 2022-2023 MathWorks Mechanical Engineering Fellowship

Congratulations to Manan Doshi, a Ph.D. candidate in the MSEAS group, for being awarded a 2022-2023 MathWorks Mechanical Engineering Fellowship! The competitive MathWorks Engineering Fellowships are awarded to the top nominees from all of the academic departments in the School of Engineering, who are using MATLAB and/or Simulink to advance discovery and innovation across disciplines. […]

Mike Humara promoted to CDR

Congratulations to Mike Humara on his recent promotion to Commander (CDR, O5) in the US Navy. Mike will now be the Commanding Officer of a submarine! Congratulations Mike!

RSI Student Patrick Wahlig Receives Top 5 Paper Recognition

Patrick Wahlig, a rising high school senior who joined MSEAS during summer 2022 as an RSI scholar, has received recognition for having a paper in the top five of those produced by all RSI students this year. His paper, “Towards a System for Modeling the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Sea Scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) in Massachusetts […]

Aaron and Wael Win First Place in 2022 de Florez Award Competition

MSEAS PhD candidates Aaron Charous and Wael Hajj Ali have won first place in the 2022 de Florez Award Competition. Their presentation, entitled “High-Resolution Seafloor Images Using a Novel Wide-Area Ocean Floor Mapping System”, placed first in the Graduate Science category. The competition website is here. Congratulations to Aaron and Wael!

Abhinav Awarded Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award

Abhinav Gupta has been awarded a 2022 Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Outstanding Graduate Research by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations Abhinav!

RSI Student Ashwin Sivakumar Admitted to Harvard

Ashwin Sivakumar, a high school senior who joined MSEAS during summer 2021 as an RSI scholar, was recently admitted to, and plans to attend, Harvard for the Fall 2022 semester. Congrats Ashwin!

RSI Student Cecilia Hou Admitted to Stanford

Cecilia Hou, a high school senior who joined MSEAS during summer 2021 as an RSI scholar, was recently admitted to, and plans to attend, Stanford for the Fall 2022 semester. Congrats Cecilia!

RSI Student Camilla Martinez Admitted to Harvard

Camilla Martinez, a high school senior who joined MSEAS during summer 2021 as an RSI scholar, was recently admitted to, and plans to attend, Harvard for the Fall 2022 semester. Congrats Camilla!

MSEAS Alumnus Florian Feppon Begins Postdoctoral Instructorship at ETH Zürich

Florian Feppon, an MSEAS alumnus who graduated in December 2016, has begun his new position as a Hermann-­Weyl postdoctoral instructor at ETH Zürich in Switzerland, under host Professor Habib Ammari. Florian will serve until August 2023. Congratulations Florian!

RSI Student Aziz Hanafi Admitted to MIT

Aziz Hanafi, a high school senior who joined MSEAS during summer 2021 as an RSI scholar, was recently admitted to, and plans to attend, MIT for the Fall 2022 semester. Congrats Aziz!

Abhinav’s Research Featured in MIT News

Abhinav’s machine learning research on neural closure models has been featured in the January 21, 2022 entry of MIT News [Archived PDF here]. Congratulations Abhinav for all your contributions!

RSI Student Anya Zhang named a top scholar of the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) 2022 competition

Anya Zhang, a high school senior who joined MSEAS during summer 2021 as an RSI scholar, recently entered the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) and was named as one of the top 300 scholars out of 1,805 students in the 2022 competition. Her research with MSEAS reported on “Interactive Ocean Visualization Using VAPOR” and was […]

Aaron Wins First Prize for Early Career Presenter at ASA Meeting

Congratulations to Aaron Charous, who won first prize for the Early Career Presenter in Computational Acoustics at the 181st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Seattle. The Computational Acoustics Technical Specialty Group (CA TSG) held its second Young/Early Career Presenter competition at this meeting, with 10 entrants. Three awards are made of up […]

Ben Koenig receives ASNE Tidewater Section Admiral David Donohue Scholarship for 2021

Congratulations to Ben for receiving the ASNE Tidewater Section Admiral David Donohue Scholarship for 2021! This award is given by the American Society of Naval Engineers each year since 1979, and is given “in order to promote the profession of naval engineering and to encourage college students to enter the field. Since the inception of the […]

Prof. Lermusiaux named Nam Pyo Suh Professor

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux has been named Nam Pyo Suh Professor. Prof. Lermusiaux is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader at the intersection of ocean modeling and observing. Congratulations Pierre!

3DSeaVizKit wins the 2021 de Florez Graduate Science Competition award

3DSeaVizKit, a interactive visualization toolkit for ocean data developed by incoming MIT student Yoland Gao and PhD candidates Wael Hajj Ali and Corbin Foucart, has won first place in the de Florez Competition 2021. This year’s competition featured 9 entries in the Graduate Science category, a larger-than-usual number of entries since 2020 graduates missed their […]

Ben Awarded 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)

Congratulations to Benjamin Koenig, who has been selected to receive a 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) by the National Science Foundation (NSF). His selection as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow is a highly significant national accomplishment and places him among an elite group of fellows who have gone on to distinguished careers in STEM or […]

Abhinav wins CCSE Student Poster Session Best Poster Award

Abhinav Gupta’s poster “Neural Closure Models for Dynamical Systems” has won the Best Poster Award at the annual CCSE Student Poster Session. The poster session was part of the 2021 MIT CCSE Symposium, which took place in a virtual format on March 15, 2021 through a combination of Zoom and Gather platforms. The website of […]

Aaron Cracks PhD Qualifying Exams

Congratulations to Aaron Charous for successfully clearing the MIT Mechanical Engineering PhD Qualifying Exams! Aaron now begins his journey towards an outstanding PhD thesis. All the best!

Clara Dahill promoted to LT

Congratulations to Clara Dahill on her recent promotion to LT in the US Coast Guard! Our very own USN LT Jacob Huess administered the Oath of Office. Congratulations Clara!

Dr. Lisa Burton O’Toole receives ASME’s Kate Gleason Award

Dr. Lisa Burton O’Toole, who earned her MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive ASME’s Kate Gleason Award, honoring women entrepreneurs who make a significant contribution to the engineering community. She serves as executive director of HearstLab, where she evaluates and invests in women-led startups in media, data, […]

Lisa wins a MechE COVID-19 Hero Award

Congratulations to MSEAS hero Lisa Mayer for winning a MechE COVID-19 Hero Award! From the department’s announcement: “These awards are to recognize the extraordinary efforts of teaching, administrative, and support staff members in the department whose ongoing efforts during the COVID-19 crisis have enabled new capabilities and made the transition easier for MechE colleagues, work […]

Abhinav wins 2020-2021 MathWorks Mechanical Engineering Fellowship

Congratulations to Abhinav Gupta, a Ph.D candidate in the MSEAS group, for being awarded the 2020-2021 MathWorks Mechanical Engineering Fellowship! The MathWorks Engineering Fellowships are awarded to the top nominees from all of the academic departments in the School of Engineering, who are using MATLAB and/or Simulink to advance discovery and innovation across disciplines. All […]

Chinmay wins 2020 MathWorks Prize

Congratulations to Chinmay Kulkarni, a Ph.D candidate in the MSEAS group, for being awarded the 2020 MathWorks prize for outstanding doctoral research! The MathWorks prize is awarded by the MIT Center of Computational Science and Engineering. All the best to Chinmay!

Manan Cracks Ph.D Qualifying Exams

Congratulations to Manan Doshi for successfully clearing the MIT Mechanical Engineering Ph.D Qualifying Exams. Manan now begins his journey towards an outstanding Ph.D thesis. All the best!

Congratulations to Ali Daher – Our first Rhodes Scholar!

MSEAS Super-UROP Ali Daher won the Rhodes Scholarship in the Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine region. Since September 2018, Ali has been working together with our MSEAS group, especially graduate students Wael Ali and Abhinav Gupta, on developing and learning a predictive mathematical model for the evolution of Glioblastoma Multiforme, a highly aggressive brain tumor. At […]

Abhinav wins SIAM Student Travel Award

Congratulations to Abhinav Gupta for being selected to receive a SIAM Student Travel Award to attend the 2020 SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ20), to be held March 24-27, 2020 in Garching, Germany.

Distinctions for Chinmay and Ali in the MechE Research Exhibition (MERE) 2019

Congratulations to MSEAS members Chinmay Kulkarni, for winning second-place, and Ali Daher for getting an honorary mention in the MechE Research Exhibition (MERE) 2019. You can find the MIT News Article here.

Wael Cracks Ph.D Qualifying Exams

Congratulations to Wael Hajj Ali for successfully clearing the MIT Mechanical Engineering Ph.D Qualifying Exams. Wael now begins his journey towards an outstanding Ph.D thesis. All the best!

Chinmay Kulkarni wins the “2019 de Florez Design Competition” award

Chinmay Kulkarni, a Ph.D candidate in the MSEAS group has won the first place in the de Florez Competition 2019. This year’s competition saw 44 entries, among which Chinmay was placed first (in a four-way tie) under the Graduate Science category, with his presentation titled “Persistent Rigid Sets in Ocean Flows Help Predict the Environmental […]

Chinmay Wins Wunsch Award for Outstanding Research

Chinmay Kulkarni, Ph.D candidate in MSEAS group has been awarded a 2019 Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Outstanding Graduate Research. Congratulations Chinmay!

Corbin and Abhinav Crack Ph.D Qualifying Exams

Congratulations to Corbin Foucart and Abhinav Gupta for successfully clearing the MIT Mechanical Engineering Ph.D Qualifying Exams. They now begin their journey towards outstanding Ph.D theses. All the best!

Deepak Inducted to Society of Tata Fellows; Wins Best Presentation Award at Pro-Seminar

Deepak Subramani was inducted to the MIT Tata Center Society of Fellows for completing 2 years of Tata Fellowship. He works on the project Coastal Forecasting for Sustainable Fisheries Management in India. He also won an award for the best presentation in the final fellowship review presentations at the Tata Pro-Seminar. Congratulations Deepak!

Arkopal Cracks Ph.D Qualifying Exams

Congratulations to Arkopal Dutt for successfully clearing the MIT Mechanical Engineering Ph.D Qualifying Exams. Arkopal now begins his journey towards an outstanding Ph.D thesis. All the best!

Arkopal Wins an Award in MIT Math Graduate Course

Arkopal Dutt secured the second place award for his project in the 18.335 Introduction to Numerical Methods course at MIT. His project was titled “Algorithms for Low Rank Approximations: Contest Between Deterministic and Randomized”. Congratulations Arkopal!

Deepak Wins First Place in de Florez Competition 2017

Deepak Subramani, a Ph.D candidate in the MSEAS group has won the first place in the de Florez Competition 2017. This year’s competition saw 30 entries, from among which Deepak was placed first under the Graduate Science category.

Deepak Wins Wunsch Award for Outstanding Research

Deepak Subramani, Ph.D candidate in MSEAS group has been awarded the Wunsch Award for Outstanding Research 2017. He was presented with the award at the Mechanical Engineering Student Awards Lunch on 5/19/2017.

Jing wins travel award to attend UQ workshop at UT Austin

Jing Lin, a fifth year graduate student, has been selected to receive a travel award to attend the Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification and Data-Driven Modeling, to be held from March 23 to 24, 2017, at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA. Congratulations Jing!

Deepak and Florian win awards at the MechE Research Exhibition 2016

Congratulations to Deepak Subramani, PhD Student, for winning the Esteemed Presenter award in the Best Live Demo Category and Florian Feppon, MS Student, for winning an Honorable Mention award at the Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (MERE) 2016 (Link). The exhibition had more than 80 presenters and 450 attendees.

Florian Feppon wins MIT award for Excellence in Research

Florian Feppon has received the Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Outstanding Graduate Research. The honor was presented at the Mechanical Engineering Student Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 13, 2016. An honor well-deserved. Congratulations Florian!

LT Matthew Swezey awarded First Prize at ASNE Day 2016 Student Poster Competition

Congratulations to LT Matthew Swezey for being awarded the First Prize for his poster on “Ocean Acoustic Uncertainty – For Submarine Applications” at the ASNE Day 2016 Student Poster Competition. ASNE Day is an annual meeting of the American Society of Naval Engineers, which features keynote speakers, panel presentations, technical papers presented by subject matter […]

Florian Feppon awarded the Médaille Louis-Édouard Rivot of the French Académie des Sciences

Congratulations to Florian Feppon for being awarded the Médaille Louis-Édouard Rivot of the French Académie des Sciences. This is in recognition for the scientific research on “Design and optimization for Wear of Bi-Material Composite Surfaces” that he performed at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) as a visiting research scholar, under the direction of Prof. Grégoire Allaire […]

Deepak Subramani wins the Best Computational Presentation award at the MechE Research Exhibition

Congratulations to Deepak Subramani, PhD Student, for winning the Esteemed Presenter award in the Best Theoretical or Computational Category at the Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (MERE) 2015 (Link). The exhibition had more than 80 presenters and 450 attendees.

Deepak Subramani and Tapovan Lolla win the “2015 de Florez Design Competition” Honorable Mention award

MSEAS Team of Deepak Subramani and Tapovan Lolla presented their results on “Optimal Path-Planning in Dynamic Environments” at the 2015 de Florez Design competition and won the “Honorable Mention cash award” in the Graduate Science category. The competition website is here.

Deepak Subramani wins the best poster award at CDO/CCE Symposium 2015.

Deepak Subramani was awarded the best poster award for the poster titled A Stochastic Optimization Method for Energy-based Path Planning […]

Deepak Subramani wins the runner-up poster award at DyDESS 2014.

Deepak Subramani was awarded the runners up position for the poster titled “A Stochastic Optimization Method for Energy-based Path Planning” at the Dynamic Data Driven Environmental System Sciences Conference 2014. Congratulations Deepak!

Jing Lin wins MIT award for Academic Excellence

Jing Lin has received the Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Academic Excellence. The honor was presented […]

Tapovan Lolla wins MIT award for Excellence in Research

Tapovan Lolla has received the Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Excellence in Research. The honor was presented […]

Tapovan Lolla wins MIT award for Academic Excellence

Tapovan Lolla has received the Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Academic Excellence. The honor was presented […]

Mattheus Ueckermann wins NSERC scholarship

Mattheus Ueckermann has been awarded a competitive National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada PostGraduate Scholarship […]

Prof. Lermusiaux receives the “Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching”

Prof. Lermusiaux receives teaching award […]

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