Alison Laferriere has over 12 years of experience in research and development in signal processing for sensor system and underwater acoustic applications. She holds S.M. and E.E. degrees in Electrical and Oceanographic Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and is currently pursuing her PhD in Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. At Scripps, she is developing novel signal processing methods for acoustic vector sensors and hydrophone array platforms to better understand biological and environmental phenomena in the ocean.
Before joining AOS, Ms. Laferriere was a Senior Scientist at Raytheon BBN in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she specialized in signal processing, adaptive filtering, data analysis, array processing, algorithm development, and underwater acoustics. She served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the DARPA PALS project as well as a proprietary program that developed a system for detection, localization, and tracking of underwater acoustic phenomena. In her time at BBN, Ms. Laferriere also worked on the DARPA POSYDON project, where she led algorithm development for tomographic inversions and source/receiver position estimation.