Mike Filimon is an Argus and Hercules Pilot onboard the Nautilus after starting his career as an intern. He recently completed his Masters Thesis developing autonomous collision avoidance and mission planning for Unmanned Surface Vehicles conducting oceanographic research. His work will help the “Surveying Coastal Ocean Autonomous Profiler” project at the Graduate School of Oceanography. With a goal of performing month long autonomous surveys in Rhode Island Sound. While a student at URI Mike was an active member of the Sailing Team and the SCUBA Club. He participated in the URI Underwater Archaeology Field School and is a certified Divemaster by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
Mike graduated in May of 2013 from the University of Rhode Island with his Masters degree in Ocean Engineering. This follows receiving his B.S. in Ocean Engineering from URI in 2011 with a minor in Underwater Archaeology.