U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Nicole Nichols

Principal Investigator
Dr. Nicole Nichols
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Project: Stream Adaptive Foraging for Evidence

Dr. Nicole Nichols joined PNNL in 2015 as a staff scientist in the National Security Directorate. In addition to leading AIM's Stream Adaptive Foraging for Evidence project, she has contributed to a variety of other data science projects across the lab. Technical interests include audio and image processing, deep learning, non-negative matrix factorization, and machine learning. Through these projects she has initiated institutional partnerships with Western Washington University and the Software Carpentry Foundation. She currently serves on the advisory board for both of these organizations.

Nicole received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, department of Electrical Engineering. As a graduate student she was awarded both the NSF graduate student fellowship and ARCS foundation fellowship. Her dissertation included acoustic noise removal, feature representation, and automated detection and classification algorithms for marine mammal vocalizations. Prior to graduate school she was a Marie Curie Post Graduate Fellow at the University of East Anglia and an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. She contributed to projects on autonomous underwater vehicles, cuttle fish pattern recognition, proxy sea surface temperature records from brain coral, and analysis of oceanographic mooring data.

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