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Ratilal-Makris Selected to Serve on Ocean Research Advisory Panel

ECE Professor Purnima Ratilal-Makris is one of eighteen members selected for the newly formed Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP), who will serve as advisors to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the interagency Ocean Policy Committee (OPC).

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Hydrophone Array System for Real-Time Oceanic Acoustic Monitoring

ECE Professor Purnima Ratilal-Makris was awarded a $1.28M NSF grant for “Large-aperture 160-element coherent hydrophone array system upgrades and operational readiness testing for real-time continental-shelf scale ocean acoustic monitoring.”

Spring 2022 Spark Fund Awardees

Bouve/ChE University Distinguished Professor Mansoor Amiji, ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi, ECE Professor Purnima Ratilal-Makris, and MIE Assistant Professor Mohsen Moghaddam are recipients of the Spring 2022 Spark Fund Awards. The goal of the award is to advance a technology or suite of technologies from academia towards commercialization.

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Makris Awarded Patent for Monitoring Marine Animals

ECE Professor Purnima Ratilal Makris was awarded a patent for “Systems and methods for monitoring and classifying marine animals based on acoustic signals”. Abstract Source: USPTO Disclosed herein are apparatus, devices, and methods for monitoring marine animals, such as whales, and other marine mammals, and fish groups within a marine environment. A marine animal monitoring […]

Ratilal-Makris Receives $710K NSF Grant

ECE Associate Professor Purnima Ratilal-Makris received a $710K NSF award for the “Development of a Large-Aperture Coherent Hydrophone Array, Data Processing and Analysis Software System for Instantaneous Wide-Area Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Marine Mammals.”

ECE Faculty Meet With Student Advisory Board

ECE Interim Chair Miriam Leeser, Associate Chair Waleed Meleis, and Associate Professor Purnima Ratilal-Makris met with undergraduate students in the ECE Student Advisory Board to discuss their experiences in the department. The Student Advisory Board is planning on meeting with the department regularly throughout the year. We look forward to continuing the conversation.

Whale Feeding Hotspots

ECE Associate Professor Purnima Ratilal whose research was recently featured in Nature, has shown that whales tend to group into their own species when eating in large feeding areas.

Monitoring Marine Mammal with POAWRS

ECE Associate Professors Purnima Makris and Gunar Schirner were awarded a $300K NSF grant for the "Development of an interim passive ocean acoustic waveguide remote sensing system for instantaneous continental-shelf scale marine mammal monitoring, localization and species classification".

Makris Elected Fellow of ASA

Purnima Ratilal-Makris was elected a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

Makris elected Fellow of Acoustical Society of America

ECE associate professor Purnima Ratilal-Makris was selected as a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America for her work in acoustics and ultrasonics.

Tracking Sperm Whales

ECE associate professor Purnima Ratilal is using underwater acoustic methods to get the first high-resolution data localizing sperm whales in continental shelf waters off the coast of New England.

Ratilal Awarded $150K Grant

ECE associate professor Purnima Ratilal, has received a $150K NSF grant to develop a system to detect the movements of marine animals in near-real-time to minimize the impact of man-made activities on their populations

Ratilal Awarded $1M NSF Grant

Purnima Ratilal, associate professor of ECE, has received a $1M NSF grant to develop a Lightweight Towed Area Receiver (LTAR) to remotely monitor and image large areas of the ocean environment.

Critical Population Density Brings Order to Chaos

Purnima Ratilal, assistant professor of ECE, has been published in the latest issue of Science for her research on imaging fish shoals that verifies general theories about the behavior patterns of large groups of animals

Purnima Ratilal is winner of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

This is the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent scientific research careers.