Biography

Svetlana Avramov-Zamurovic is a Professor at Weapons Robotics and Controls Department at United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. She teaches midshipman the fundamentals of laser propagation in maritime environment and systems control. She earned PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland in 1994. Her thesis Measuring AC voltage ratio using inductive voltage dividers describes her developing instrumentation for two NASA shuttle missions. Presently, she is interested in measuring laser light intensity fluctuations influenced by optical turbulence in real maritime environmental conditions. She experiments with beam shaping with a goal to maximize delivered laser energy on target in complex media. Professor Avramov-Zamurovic, with her colleagues, performed various experiments at the grounds of the Academy and in laboratory settings, successfully verifying theoretical predictions on performance of the laser beams propagating in maritime environment. She is a guest scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Naval Research Lab.