My name is Patrick Gray and I am an environmental scientist, software engineer, and Future Investigator in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) with Dave Johnston in the Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab.

My doctoral research focuses on satellite and drone based remote sensing for understanding coastal ecosystem dynamics and linkages between coasts, oceans, and the atmosphere. This includes machine learning approaches to remote sensing analysis, coordinating satellite, drone, and in-situ environmental monitoring, and understanding how autonomous systems will benefit field scientists. I'm particularly interested in systems that will be relevant for environmental monitoring as well as for exploring and understanding other bodies within our solar system.

I graduated from the University of North Carolina as a Morehead-Cain Scholar with a degree in Computer Science where I founded UNC SEDS, co-founded the Sigma Phi Society, researched computer vision in humanoid robotics.


School Division

Marine Lab