Portugal 2006

PETER GERSTOFT is Distinguished Data Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering both at University of California, San Diego. He received the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark, (in Structural Engineering) Lyngby, Denmark, in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and also an M.Sc. from the Western University, London, Canada, in 1984. From 1987-1992 he was at Ødegaard and Danneskiold-Samsøe, Copenhagen, Denmark, working on forward modeling and inversion for seismic exploration, and from 1989-1990 he was Visiting Scientist at Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Cape Cod. From 1992-1997 he was a Senior Scientist at Nato CMRE La Spezia, Italy, where he developed the SAGA inversion code, which is used for ocean acoustic and electromagnetic signals. Since 1997 he has been with Scripps Institution of Oceanograpgy, University of California San Diego. His research interests are signal processing and machine leaning applied to acoustic and electromagnetic signals.

Peter is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of Acoustical Society of America, elected member of the International Union of Radio Science, Commission F.