What I Do I conceptualize and design innovative autonomous underwater robot architecture for the purpose of advancing science and exploration in the ocean. Systems that I am interested in are underwater docking, navigation, communications and underwater archaeology. My latest passion is developing and operating underwater technology for tracking pelagic marine life in three-dimensional space. I am a project leader on SharkCam which has become a huge success and is changing the way scientists study ocean creatures like white sharks, turtles and eventually whales! This project, funded by Discovery Channel, is also a great way to ignite curiosity in young and aspiring engineers. That just sweetens the overall scope of my job. But, if I had to describe a 'typical' day, it would include some project development/proposal writing (bringing in new work and new imagining capabilities), testing and integrating sensor packages on autonomous underwater vehicles like cameras, sonar and many other oceanographic sensors, then testing them in the waters of Cape Cod in preparation for an expedition somewhere in the world. Several times a year I travel and lead expeditions ranging from under-ice operations, fish and scallop surveys and even many Navy projects.