Sandeep Manjanna is a PhD candidate at Mobile Robotics Lab (MRL) in the School of Computer Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His area of research is field robotics with a focus on designing planning algorithms for autonomous vehicles to sample and map challenging environments. His current research includes adaptive sampling and surveying of marine and freshwater environments to reconstruct static field maps of physical phenomena such as, dissolved oxygen, plankton density, and turbidity. The focus of his research is on building representative field maps by collecting samples in an efficient manner so that large-scale maps can be generated with a limited battery life of the robotic vehicles. He has developed algorithms to persistently survey the coral reefs by autonomously capturing the images of the corals and by sampling the water quality measurements over the reefs to assess their health. He is interested in studying and understanding large-scale marine ecosystems and the effects of environmental changes on these ecosystems.