ONC Staff Profile
Senior Staff Scientist, Science Services
Lanfranco Muzi joined Ocean Networks Canada in December 2020 and, as a Sr. Staff Scientist, he works to engage and support the science community, collaborating with scientists and researchers using the observatories in all phases from planning to publication. Lanfranco received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Portland State University in 2015 and 2009, respectively; he also holds a Laurea degree in Nuclear Engineering from Università di Pisa (Pisa, Italy).
Lanfranco began his career in underwater acoustics in 2009 as a research assistant at the Northwest Electromagnetics and Acoustics Research Laboratory of Portland State University. Focussing mainly on passive acoustics, Lanfranco has participated in multi-institution and multinational experiments at sea both in the US and in Europe and his expertise ranges from underwater acoustic propagation modelling/simulation to array signal processing. With special regard to the use of arrays mounted on autonomous platforms (e.g., gliders), he has designed physics-based signal- and array-processing algorithms that use natural ambient noise as an acoustic source for determining sea bottom geoacoustic parameters.
Lanfranco was a Research Fellow at the NATO-STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (La Spezia, Italy) in 2013 and 2014. He is a chartered nuclear engineer in Italy and a member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu and of the Acoustical Society of America.