Research Areas research areas


  • I always worked in the area of numerical modeling, first investigating quantum effects in semiconductors, then simulating nonlinear self-organization phenomena in solid-state materials, and finally in signal and image processing. My current interests are the 3D reconstruction of underwater scenes, taking into account refractive effects, and benthic habitat classification based on conventional and multispectral imagery.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Position, Orientation and Velocity Detection of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) Using an Optical Detector Array.Diversity.  17:E1741. 2017
    2016 Optical Detector Array Design for Navigational Feedback Between Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  41:18-26. 2016
    2015 Modeling Uncertainty in Photogrammetry-Derived National ShorelineMarine Geodesy.  38:128-145. 2015
    2014 Application of landscape mosaics for the assessment of subtidal macroalgae communities using the CFR indexDeep-Sea Research Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography.  106:207-215. 2014
    2014 Acoustic estimates of methane gas flux from the seabed in a 6000 km(2) region in the Northern Gulf of MexicoG3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences.  15:1911-1925. 2014
    2013 Photo-mosaicing of images of pipe inner surfaceSignal, Image and Video Processing.  7:865-871. 2013
    2012 Construction of seafloor thematic maps from multibeam acoustic backscatter angular response dataComputers and Geosciences.  41:181-187. 2012
    2012 Pushbroom-Frame Imagery Co-RegistrationMarine Geodesy.  35:141-157. 2012
    2011 Assimilation of airborne imagery with a wave model for bathymetric estimationJournal of Coastal Research: an international forum for the littoral sciences.  40-49. 2011
    2011 LIDAR-Derived National Shoreline: Empirical and Stochastic Uncertainty AnalysesJournal of Coastal Research: an international forum for the littoral sciences.  62:62-74. 2011
    2009 Software Tools for Extraction Of Video Frames for Use in MosaickingSea Technology.  50:31-+. 2009
    2009 Angular range analysis of acoustic themes from Stanton Banks Ireland: A link between visual interpretation and multibeam echosounder angular signaturesApplied Acoustics.  70:1298-1304. 2009
    2007 Mosaics of benthic habitats using laser line scan technologyGeological Association of Canada - Special Paper.  61-69. 2007


    Year Title
    2014 Assessing the Impact of Windfarms in Subtidal, Exposed Marine Areas.  39-48. 2014

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2014 An Image Processing Approach for Determining the Relative Pose of Unmanned Underwater VehiclesOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1-4. 2014
    2014 Dense Reconstruction of Underwater Scenes from Monocular Sequences of ImagesOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1-5. 2014
    2014 Pose Detection and Control of Multiple Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) Using Optical FeedbackOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1-6. 2014
    2013 Acoustic and optical observations of methane gas seeps in the Gulf of MexicoProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 075046-075046. 2013
    2012 On importance of acoustic backscatter corrections for texture-based seafloor characterization11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics 2012, ECUA 2012. 1362-1369. 2012
    2012 Measurement of Micro-bathymetry with a GOPRO Underwater Stereo Camera Pair2012 OCEANS. 1-6. 2012
    2010 New approaches for evaluating lidar-derived shorelineOptics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2010
    2007 Enhancement of underwater videomosaics for post-processingOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1073-1078. 2007


    Year Title
    Optical Based Pose Detection for Multiple Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

    Education And Training

  • M.S. Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk State University
  • Ph.D. Semiconductor Physics, Academy of Science of Russia
  • Full Name

  • Yuri Rzhanov
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

    24 Colovos Rd

    Durham, New Hampshire  03824

    United States