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Miss Pina Gruden MSc Applied Digital Signal Processing

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Miss Pina Gruden is a Postgraduate research student within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

I completed my first degree at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2009, with the final research year (2008/2009) spent at the Lighthouse Field Station, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. After university I spent 3 years working around the world in marine mammal acoustics field, conducting boat-based surveys, equipment construction and data analysis. My past employers include Bio-waves Inc., Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Gardline Environmental Ltd. In 2013 I completed my MSc degree in acoustics (Digital signal processing) at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton and I am currently enrolled as a PhD student at the same institute. My current research focuses on automated methods for detecting dolphin whistles.

A short overview of my current research that I gave as part of the 3MT thesis competition can be found on the Three Minute Thesis 2016 winners and finalists page




Research interests

Underwater acoustics and marine mammal acoustics:

  • Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) of different dolphin and whale species
  • Detection, Classification and Localization of marine mammals
  • Use of PAM for studying the habitat use of marine mammals

PhD research topic: Automated detection and classification of marine mammal calls

Supervisors: Prof. P.R. White and Dr T. Blumensath

Funding agency: Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund


Research group

Signal Processing and Control Group

  • Project leader on the marine mammal visual and acoustic survey in the Chilean Patagonia
  • Demonstrator for the Electronics module FEEG1004
  • Regular contributor to university’s Outreach activities
Miss Pina Gruden
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:13/3049

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