Whitlow W. L. Au

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Nov 24, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Meet …

Whitlow W. L. Au

Hometown
:

Kailua,

HI


Occupation
:

Scientist

Interests

Growing

up
:

I

was

always

interesting

in

how

gadgets

work

and

did

my

share

of

taking

things

apart

but

seldom

able

to

put

them

back

together

successfully
.

As

I

grew

up

engineering

and

physics

seem

to

hold

my

interest

a

lot
.

How

I

got

into

Marine

Science
:

After

obtaining

my

Ph
.
D
.

degree

I

was

recruited

by

a

Navy

R&D

lab

and

was

looking

for

a

division

to

hang

my

hat

in
.

It

was

then

that

I

talked

to

a

person

that

was

involved

with

dolphin

sonar

research
.

I

found

his

approach

and

research

to

be

extremely

interesting
.

So

I

switched

from

my

electrical

engineering

career

and

entered

into

dolphin

sonar

research,

applying

principles

of

physics

and

engineering

into

the

mix
.

Scientific

Mission
:

I

would

like

to

contribute

as

much

as

I

can

to

the

understand

of

how

dolphins

are

able

to

use

their

sonar

so

effectively
.


Advice

for

Young

Scientists
:

I

think

the

best

advice

is

to

follow

your

passion,

understand

that

to

follow

your

passion

means

working

hard

to

get

the

proper

background

and

knowledge

to

allow

you

to

be

successful
.

Questions for

Whitlow?
Contact
him here
:

wau@hawaii.edu


Research

Interests
:

My

research

interest

is

mainly

revolve

around

dolphins

and

whales
.

I

am

interested

in

the

dolphin

sonar

system,

marine

mammal

acoustics,

odontocete

foraging

ecology,

broadband

sonar

signal

processing,

and

computer

recognition

of

marine

mammal

sounds
.