Will is an Ocean Engineering graduate student at the University of Rhode Island specializing in ocean instrumentation. His work is focused on creating software and control systems for a variety of autonomous underwater vehicles. Recently this includes a Lagrangian imaging platform for near-bottom surveys and a novel towed profiling vehicle for mapping thermohaline structure. This will be Will's second season aboard the Nautilus as data engineer.
Will graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S in Ocean Engineering in May 2013 and returned to pursue a masters degree in Ocean Engineering.