Yuri Rzhanov

Yuri Rzhanov

Ocean Engineering
Phone: (603) 862-0075
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab Rm 233, Durham, NH 03824

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.


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

Research Interests

  • 3D Modeling / Visualization
  • Artificial Intelligence/Cybernetics
  • Biodiversity
  • Image Processing

Selected Publications

  • Eren, F., Pe'eri, S., Thein, M. -W., Rzhanov, Y., Celikkol, B., & Swift, M. R. (2017). Position, Orientation and Velocity Detection of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) Using an Optical Detector Array. SENSORS, 17(8). doi:10.3390/s17081741

  • Eren, F., Pe'eri, S., Rzhanov, Y., Thein, M. -W., & Celikkol, B. (2016). Optical Detector Array Design for Navigational Feedback Between Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs). IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, 41(1), 18-26. doi:10.1109/JOE.2015.2389592

  • Yao, F., Parrish, C. E., Pe'eri, S., Calder, B. R., & Rzhanov, Y. (2015). Modeling Uncertainty in Photogrammetry-Derived National Shoreline. MARINE GEODESY, 38(2), 128-145. doi:10.1080/01490419.2014.957792

  • Guinda, X., Gracia, A., Puente, A., Antonio Juanes, J., Rzhanov, Y., & Mayer, L. (2014). Application of landscape mosaics for the assessment of subtidal macroalgae communities using the CFR index. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY, 106, 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.09.037

  • Weber, T. C., Mayer, L., Jerram, K., Beaudoin, J., Rzhanov, Y., & Lovalvo, D. (2014). Acoustic estimates of methane gas flux from the seabed in a 6000 km(2) region in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, 15(5), 1911-1925. doi:10.1002/2014GC005271

  • Rzhanov, Y., Fonseca, L., & Mayer, L. (2012). Construction of seafloor thematic maps from multibeam acoustic backscatter angular response data. COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES, 41, 181-187. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011.09.001

  • Schmidt, V. E., Rzhanov, Y., & IEEE. (2012). Measurement of Micro-bathymetry with a GOPRO Underwater Stereo Camera Pair. In 2012 OCEANS. Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • White, S. A., Parrish, C. E., Calder, B. R., Pe'eri, S., & Rzhanov, Y. (2011). LIDAR-Derived National Shoreline: Empirical and Stochastic Uncertainty Analyses. JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 62-74. doi:10.2112/SI_62_7

  • Fonseca, L., Brown, C., Calder, B., Mayer, L., & Rzhanov, Y. (2009). Angular range analysis of acoustic themes from Stanton Banks Ireland: A link between visual interpretation and multibeam echosounder angular signatures. APPLIED ACOUSTICS, 70(10), 1298-1304. doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2008.09.008

  • Rzhanov, Y., Gu, F., & IEEE. (2007). Enhancement of underwater videomosaics for post-processing. In 2007 OCEANS, VOLS 1-5 (pp. 1073-1078). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Most Cited Publications