Wesley R. Hillstrom received a BS degree in geology from Wayne State University, Detroit, and an MS degree in marine science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Since 1979 he has been a geophysicist with the Naval Oceanographic Office, currently involved in underwater acoustics with the Undersea Warfare Division. Mr. Hillstrom is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Marine Technological Society, the Mississippi Academy of Sciences and Sigma Xi.

Ilya Udovydchenkov, Spring 2003, “Acoustic Modeling Tools in Studying the Gulf of Mexico Environment”

Blake A. Richard, Spring 2005, ”Sperm Whale Detection and Classification in Acoustic Data”

Arslan Tashmukhambetov, Fall 2005, “Modeling of Angular and Range Acoustic Energy Distributions from a Seismic Exploration Array in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”

Irina Rypina worked on the LADC data in 2002-2003

Sean R. Chapin received a BS in Physics from Western Michigan University. After working as a research scientist in the Scientific Research Laboratory at Ford Motor Company, he obtained an MS in Applied Physics from the University of New Orleans (UNO). He is currently a physicist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia and is concurrently working on a PhD in Engineering and Applied Science from UNO. His research interests include underwater acoustics, radar, electro-optic sensors, modeling and simulation, signal and image processing, and track processing.