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Florian Meyer, Phd

Assistant Professor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California San Diego

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Tutorial Slides “Distributed Localization and Tracking of Mobile Networks”

Tutorial Slides “Graph-Based Multiobject Tracking”

Research Interests and Broader Impacts

Professor Meyer focuses on interdisciplinary research in the intersection of signal processing, underwater acoustics, and marine robotics. In particular, he develops and advances new methodologies for parameter estimation and machine learning. His group is also active in enabling systems for autonomous data collection at sea and in providing new data analysis and processing tools for oceanographic research including ocean acoustics and marine mammal biology.

Innovation resulting from his research are novel methods for data processing that substantially improve the performance of marine sensing systems but can also lead to tangible advances in further applications including autonomous driving, wireless communication, and medical imaging. Interdisciplinary education and outreach activities expose students to state-of-the-art statistical signal processing and machine learning techniques as well as their deployment at sea.



Florian Meyer (S’12–M’15) received the MSc and PhD degrees (with highest honors) in electrical engineering from TU Wien, Vienna, Austria in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

He is an Assistant Professor in Applied Ocean Sciences with University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, jointly between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. From 2017 to 2019 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate with the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, and from 2016 to 2017 he was a Research Scientist with the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy.

Dr. Meyer was a keynote speaker at the IEEE Aerospace Conference in 2020. He served on the technical program committees of several IEEE conferences and as a co-chair of the IEEE Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation at the IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2018, 2019, and 2020. He is an Associate Editor with the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and the ISIF Journal of Advances in Information Fusion. His research interests include statistical signal processing, high-dimensional and nonlinear estimation, applied ocean sciences, inference on graphs, machine perception, multiobject tracking, network localization and navigation, multiagent systems.