Ben Yair Raanan

Ben Yair Raanan


Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-1904


Ben has been working at MBARI since 2014 under an Office of Naval Research project titled: “Fault detection, diagnosis, and mitigation for long-duration AUV missions with minimal human intervention” (ONR grant N00014-14-1-0199). His research is focused on developing software that will give MBARI’s Long-Range AUV’s the ability to mitigate problems autonomously by responding automatically to performance anomalies and subsystem failures.

Ben’s educational background includes a B.Sc. in Marine Science from the Ruppin Academic Center (Israel) and a M.S. in Physical Oceanography from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. He is interested in time-series data analysis and visualization, hydrodynamic modeling, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Vehicle Persistence Group


B. Y. Raanan, J. Bellingham, Y. Zhang, B. Kieft, M. J. Stanway, R. McEwen, B. Hobson, “A Real-time Vertical Plane Flight Anomaly Detection System for a Long Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle,” Proc. MTS/IEEE Oceans’15, pp. 1-6, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., October 2015.