Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, Ph.D.



Natalia A. Sidorovskaia received a MS in radiophysics from the Gorky (presently Nizhny Novgorod) State University, a MS in physics from the University of New Orleans, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from the University of New Orleans. After a two year career in the oil industry with Landmark Graphics Corporation, Halliburton Company, she joined the Department of Physics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she is now an Assistant Professor. She has published more than 20 scientific publications including contributions to two books on ocean acoustics. She received two Bill Good Awards from the Physics faculty of the University of New Orleans in recognition of outstanding research in Physics and a Distinguished Graduate Research Award at the Doctoral Level from the University of New Orleans. She was selected to be published in the 14th Edition of “Who’s Who in the World”. Her research interests include numerical modeling of sound propagation through oceanic waveguides; theoretical methods in scattering from objects; depth imaging techniques in seismic signal processing; seismic data management; methods of presentation and processing of deterministic and random signals, including the adaptive processing of highly noisy experimental data; methods of solutions of hydrophysical inverse problems (noise source imaging, ocean acoustic tomography). She is a member of ASA, SEG, SGS, and Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.

Dr. Natalia A. Sidorovskaia
Assistant Professor, Physics Department: UL Lafayette
UL BOX 44210
Lafayette, LA 70504-4210
Phone: 337 482 6274
FAX: 337 482 6699


Education:
1997 -- Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Science, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
1996 -- M.S., Applied Physics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
1990 -- M.S., Physics, Gorky State University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Employment:
2000-current - Assistant Professor, Physics Department, UL Lafayette, USA
1998-2000 – Onsite Consultant, Landmark Graphics Corporation, A Halliburton Company
1997-1998 – Professional Contractor, Physics Dept., University of New Orleans, USA
1996 -- Visiting Research Associate, Division of Applied Marine Physics, RSMAS, University of Miami, Miami, USA
1995-1996 -- Research Associate, Physics Dept., University of New Orleans, USA
1994 -- Research Assistant, Physics Dept., University of New Orleans, USA
1992-1994 -- Junior Researcher, Hydrophysics Division, Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
1990-1992 -- Probationer-Researcher, Hydrophysics Division, Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia


Research Experience:
Depth imaging techniques in seismic signal processing;Seismic data management;
Methods of the presentation and processing of deterministic and random signals in underwater acoustics, including the adaptive processing of the highly noisy experimental data;Methods of the solutions of the hydrophysical inverse problems (source imaging, ocean acoustic tomography);
Numerical modeling of the sound propagation through the oceanic waveguides;
Theoretical methods of scattering from elastic objects in the oceanic waveguides;
Magnetic hydrodynamics: interaction between planetary magnetosphere and plasma radiation belts with respect to the study of the global resonance in the Jupiter radiation belts (two-year graduate work specialization in Gorky State University, Russia);
Description of the stochastic processes in the Earth ionosphere, theory of the information dimensions.

Memberships in professional and Honor societies:
Member of the Acoustical Society of America (Member of the Technical Committee on Underwater Acoustics);
Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists;
Member of the Southeastern Geophysical Society;
Member of Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society

 

Major honors, scholarships, fellowships and awards:
April 1997 -- Bill Good Award from Physics faculty of the University of New Orleans in recognition of outstanding research in Physics
April 1996 -- Bill Good Award from Physics faculty of the University of New Orleans in recognition of outstanding research in Physics
April 1996 -- Distinguished Graduate Research Award at the Doctoral Level from the University of New Orleans
1997 – “Who’s Who in the World”, 14th Edition
1994 -- Grant of the International Soros Foundation

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS


Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, George E. Ioup, Juliette W. Ioup, Jerald W. Caruthers, " Acoustic propagation studies for sperm whale phonation analysis during LADC experiments,” in HIGH-FREQUENCY OCEAN ACOUSTICS, editted by Michael B. Porter, Martin Siderius, William A. Kuperman (AIP Conference Proceedings, 2004), pp. 288-295.

Jerald W. Caruthers, Erik Quiroz, Craig Fisher, Roger Meredith, Natalia
A. Sidorovskaia, and the KauaiEx Group, “Side-Scan Sonar Survey
Operations in Support of KauaiEx,” in HIGH-FREQUENCY OCEAN ACOUSTICS, edited by Michael B. Porter, Martin Siderius, William A. Kuperman (AIP Conference Proceedings, 2004), pp. 366-372.

Natalia Sidorovskaia, “Systematic studies of pulse propagation in ducted oceanic waveguides in normal mode representation,” The European Physical Journal, Applied Physics 25 (2), 113-131 (2004). http://www.edpsciences.org/articles/epjap/abs/2004/02/ap03037/ap03037.html

Alexander I. Khil’ko, Jerald W. Caruthers, Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, “Ocean Acoustic Tomography. A review with Emphasis on the Russian Approach,” Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, 1998

M.F. Werby and N.A. Sidorovskaia, “Modern developments in the theory and application of classical scattering,” in book: “ACOUSTIC INTERACTIONS WITH SUBMERGED ELASTIC STRUCTURES. Part III: Acoustic Propagation and Scattering, Wavelets and Time Frequency Analysis,” edited by Ardéshir Guran, Adrianus De Hoop, Dieter Guicking, and Francesco Mainardi, World Scientific Publishing, New Jersey, August 2001, pp.256-358.

Joal J. Newcomb, William Sanders, James M. Stephens, Chris Walker, Ben Brack, Grayson H. Rayborn, Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, Arslan M. Tashmukhambetov, George E. Ioup, Juliette W. Ioup, and Sean R. Chapin, “Calibration and Analysis of Seismic Airgun Data from an EARS Buoy,” Proceedings of MMS-ITM Workshop, (January 2005) (invited talk, accepted for publication)

George E. Ioup, Juliette W. Ioup, Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, et al., “Analysis of Bottom-Moored Hydrophone Measurements of Gulf of Mexico Sperm Whale Phonations,” Proceedings of MMS-ITM Workshop, (January 2005) (invited talk, accepted for publication)

Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, “ Waveguide propagation modeling and its applications,” in Proceedings of the First Workshop on Information and Systems Technology, (New Orleans, UNO, May 2003).

Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, “ A new normal mode program SWAMP as a tool for modeling scattering effects in oceanic waveguides,” in “Modelling and Experimental Measurements in Acoustics III,” edited by D. Almoza, C.A. Brebbia, R.Hernandez, WIT Press 2003, pp. 267-275.