Camilli, Luis

Department of Environmental Studies


MSc.  Marine Science & Engineering.  San Jose State University

MBA. Finance & Information Systems.  San Francisco State University

BA.    Design.  University of Texas at Austin

Fulbright Scholar. US Department of State


  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • CSU Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • NOAA National Undersea Research Program
  • Australian Centre for Field Robotics
  • Wildlife Conservation Society

Awards and Grants:

  • U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • SAP University Alliance Design Award
  • Conservation Leadership Programme
  • Ocean Life Institute

Licenses and Certificates

NOAA - Aquanaut

PADI - SCUBA Instructor


Theoretically my research converges around questions of emergent phenomena and pattern detection in coastal ecosystems - particularly how biological, chemical, and physical interactions scale over space and time. I employ a multidisciplinary approach to this research by integrating autonomous robotics and remote sensing systems with GIS, computer vision, and machine learning analytical techniques to advance quantitative understanding of environmental change in order to improve monitoring methods and mitigation outcomes.



Changing Seas: PBS Documentary

Oceans Fury: National Geographic Documentary