Yuri Rzhanov

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

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., 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., Juanes, J. A., 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 km2region in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(5), 1911-1925. doi:10.1002/2014gc005271

Dahlgren, T. G., Schläppy, M. -L., Šaškov, A., Andersson, M. H., Rzhanov, Y., & Fer, I. (2014). Assessing the Impact of Windfarms in Subtidal, Exposed Marine Areas. In Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions (pp. 39-48). Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8002-5_4

Rzhanov, Y. (2013). Photo-mosaicing of images of pipe inner surface. Signal, Image and Video Processing, 7(5), 865-871. doi:10.1007/s11760-011-0275-z

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

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, 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

Eren, F., Pe’eri, S., Thein, M. -W., Rzhanov, Y., Celikkol, B., & Swift, M. (n.d.). Position, Orientation and Velocity Detection of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) Using an Optical Detector Array. Sensors, 17(8), 1741. doi:10.3390/s17081741

Most Cited Publications