Jack Studer's portrait


PhD Student, Duke University

Patrick is currently a PhD Student at Duke University in the Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab. With a background in Computer Science, broad experience in space systems, and a passion for fieldwork, Patrick is working on remote sensing applications and semi-autonomous exploration systems that will be relevant for conservation of marine megafauna in extreme marine environments like the Southern Ocean as well as for exploring and understanding other ocean worlds within our solar system.

Previously Chief Technology Officer at WayPaver Foundation, Patrick now serves on the Foundation’s advisory council. Having served for three years as the Alumni Coordinator for Students for the Exploration and Development of Space he is an avid supported of SEDS and their mission to empower young people to make an impact in space exploration. Patrick previously worked at Harvard University as a Research Technician in the Girguis Lab and at Moon Express as a Software Engineer developing their ground data systems and engineering team tools. Before that Patrick was working with Chapel Hill based startup incubator The 1789 Venture Lab.

Patrick graduated from the University of North Carolina as a Morehead-Cain Scholar with a degree in Computer Science where he founded UNC SEDS, co-founded the Sigma Phi Society, and researched computer vision in humanoid robotics.