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    Olivier Beslin

    Is a Senior Systems Designer at Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Dalhousie University.  During the last 25 years, he worked on Vibration, Acoustics and Digital Signal Processing (DSP).  Over the years, he built his expertise on: Sonar Systems, Digital Signal & Image Processing, Transducer Design, Vibration, Structural Acoustics, Modeling (Piezoelectric, Smart Materials, Sonar and Communications Synthetic Data), Applied Mathematics (Statistics, Decision Theory, Variational Formulations), and Software Development.

    Olivier graduated with a bachelor's degree in Physics from University of Caen (France) in 1987. He completed a MASc in Vibration and Acoustics (1988) at University of Le Mans (France) on the active suspension of an agricultural tractor cab.  He performed his mandatory French Military Duty as a Research Engineer (Scientifique du Contingent) at GESMA (Groupe d'Etudes Sous Marine de l'Atlantique, Brest, France), modeling and characterizing Piezo-Ceramics for Sonar Systems.  He completed a PhD in Structural Acoustics at the Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA-Lyon) in 1993 on the acoustic radiation of perforated plates.  He moved to Canada in 1993 to join the GAUS (Groupe d'Acoustique de l'Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec) first as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then as a Research Associate,  He worked on many Industrial Projects, teaming with Industry, University, CSA and NRC.  In 2001, He moved in Halifax to Join Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates (MDA) as a Senior Acoustics Scientist.  He worked for eight years on Mine Hunting, Sonobuoy & Towed Array Processors and Satellite Communication Systems.  He mentored MDA Engineers on Acoustics and DSP.  During this same period he was Adjunct Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Sherbrooke University for three years.  He finally joined Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems in March 2009 as a Senior Systems Designer to work on the design and data processing of Towed Array Systems (Acoustic Projectors and Vector Hydrophones).  He is the inventor of two patents.