Dr Sarab Sethi

I am a Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow based within the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

In addition, I hold a Scientific Advisor position at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and am an Academic Visitor at Imperial College London. Previously I worked as a Researcher (Forsker) at NINA designing and deploying a pilot nationwide eco-acoustic monitoring network. This followed my PhD and a short postdoc at Imperial College London, where I worked across the Departments of Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Design Engineering.

I work on autonomous ecosystem monitoring , with a focus on using the sounds of an environment to track biodiversity and ecological health on large scales. This has included developing and deploying real-time monitoring devices and infrastructure (Bugg) and interpreting audio data with a variety of machine learning approaches.

You can listen to live audio from a network we deployed in the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project, located in the tropical rainforests of Borneo at the SAFE Acoustics website.

I am also involved with work developing tools and approaches for cross-disciplinary highly comparative time-series analysis (hctsa), including the analyses behind the CompEngine website.