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Center for Digital Agriculture Research Workshop

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Center for Digital Agriculture
NCSA, 1205 W Clark St., Urbana, IL
Feb 28, 2020   All Day

National Center for Supercomputing Applications
1205 West Clark Street 
Urbana, IL 61801

The spring workshop will focus on current research within the Center, updates on the new Master's program in Digital Agriculture, opportunity to provide input about Center priorities, meet potential project collaborators and learn about new Center updates. This workshop is open to faculty and staff who are interested in agriculture, technology and computing.


Registration is Closed


8:00 am — Registration and Light Breakfast

8:30 am — Opening Remarks/Master's Program Update

9:00 am — Keynote: Geospatial Sensor Networks for Water and Soil, Supratik Guha; Professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, Senior Staff Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory

9:45 am — Networking Break

10:00 am — Research Talks

  • Andrew Leakey - Using Computer Vision to Relieve the Crop Phenotyping Bottleneck
  • Hope Michelson - Machine Learning to Detect Fertilizer Adulteration in Developing Countries
  • Alex Lipka - Expanding the Utility of a Multi-Locus and Multi-Trait GWAS Model
  • Liudmila Sergeevna Mainzer - Addressing Effects of Soil and Water Pollution on Health in Rural Communities and Farmer Families
  • Tony Grift - Intelligent Development of Illinois Soils: ACES-Beckman-Center for Digital Agriculture (ABC) Collaborative Research in Soil Health Diagnostics
  • David Bullock - Estimating Yield and Water-Quality Response Functions using On-Farm Precision Experimentation, Spatially-Intense Soil Sampling, and Hyperspectral Imagery

11:45 — Lunch

12:45 pm — Faculty and Researcher Presentations

  • Neal Davis - Data Carpentry for Agriculture: Computer Science Basics for Illinois Farmers, Agronomists, and CCAs
  • Luis Rodriguez 
  • Kenton McHenry - Building the Data Infrastructure Solutions of Tomorrow
  • Isabella Condotta - Precision Livestock Farming: Definition- Challenges-Opportunites
  • Nicole Lee - Virtual Farming Networks for Smallholders through Digital Communities of Trust
  • Gowtham Naraharisetty - Extensible framework for analysis of farm practices and programs
  • Tiffani Williams - An Accelerated CS Program for Non-CS Graduates
  • Aiman Soliman - Spatial Data Integration
  • Angela Green-Miller

2:00 pm — Networking Break

2:15 pm — Center for Digital Agriculture Autonomous Farm

2:45 pm — Networking Reception and Breakout Discussions

4:00 pm — Conclusion


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