Traci Neilsen

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Traci Neilsen

Associate Professor


Office Hours

  • By appointment. Please email

Meetings and Assignments


Department Meetings: Th 11 am - 12 pm

Computational Underwater Acoustics Group: F 11 am - 12 pm

Underwater Acoustics Measurements Group: T 2-4 pm



Specialty: Underwater acoustics, Acoustic source localization, Inverse methods, Machine learning applications in underwater acoustics

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Publication List

Professional Bio

Tracianne B. Neilsen received a doctoral degree in physics from the University of Texas at Austin and completed a postdoctoral appointment at Applied Research Laboratories, University of Texas at Austin, where her research focused on optimization methods for source localization and environmental characterization from multi-source sound fields in the ocean.  Her experience includes management and analysis of large acoustical data sets, numerical modeling of acoustic propagation, and development and employment of multi-dimensional inversion techniques. After a decade studying military aircraft noise, she is returning to underwater acoustics.  Her main projects are the application of machine learning to detecting sounds sources in a variable ocean environment and underwater acoustical measurements.