Dimitri Ponirakis

Applications Programmer
Dimitri William Ponirakis

I am a senior noise analyst and applications programmer for BRP. My main roles are developing tools and methods for noise analysis. I develop tools to process, analyze, model, and visualize acoustic data. Software development includes development of an Acoustic Ecology Toolbox to model the loss of communication space and masking of animal vocalizations from anthropogenic and abiotic sound sources. I am responsible for carrying out noise analysis on numerous projects from LNG terminal construction and operational activities off the East Coast, to seismic prospecting in the Arctic, to looking at the impact of cruise vessels in Glacier Bay National Park in the Pacific Northwest. Previous experience includes working for noise and vibration consulting firms, and assessing and researching the environmental impact of noise from transportation, industrial, mining and entertainment sources.

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Year Hired: 2002

Contact Information

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, room # 147

159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.

Organizations: Full member of the Acoustical Society of America

Phone: +1.607.254.2124

Email: dwp22@cornell.edu

Degree(s): M.Sc., Environmental and Architectural Acoustics, London South Bank University, U.K., 2000; B.Sc., Biology, Portsmouth University, U.K., 1988

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