People

Andrew Hein: I am an ecologist and ethologist based at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center/ UC Santa Cruz Institute of Marine Sciences. Prior to joining NOAA/UCSC, I was a James S. McDonnell fellow at Princeton University working with Simon Levin and Iain Couzin. I received my PhD at the University of Florida, where I was  co-advised in Biology and Mathematics. Download CVContact: andrew.m.hein [at] gmail {dot} com

Postdoctoral researchers/ Project Scientists/Technicians

Maria Rosa Celis (Technician, Data Scientist)Maria Rosa is a mathematician with a PhD from Rice and a specialist in computational optimization. She is a new member of our team and we are very happy to have her.

Vamsi Sridharan (Project Scientist)Vamsi earned his PhD in hydrodynamics from Stanford University. He studies the interface between physics of fluid flow and fish swimming in rivers. (Vamsi’s website)

Natnael Hamda (Project Scientist)Natnael earned his PhD in Ecotoxicology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He studies the application of machine learning methods for behavioral repertoire mapping from animal tracking data.

Mike Gil (Postdoctoral Scientist): Mike earned his PhD in Biology from the University of Florida and, before joining us, held an NSF-funded postdoctoral fellowship in Andy Sih’s group at UC Davis. Mike works on cutting-edge science at the interface of ecology, animal behavior, and conservation (Mike’s website).

Simone Olivetti (Postdoctoral Scientist): Simone is a hydrologist and computational scientist with a broad skill set in hyrdologic modeling, data visualization, and open source software development. He is the newest member of our group and wer’re very happy to have him.

Graduate students and undergraduate researchers

If you are interested in joining our group as a graduate or undergraduate student, please contact Andrew (andrew.m.hein [at] gmail {dot} com).