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Ankita Raturi

As of Fall 2019, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University. I lead the Agricultural Informatics Lab, focused on human-centered design, information modeling, and software engineering, for increased resilience in food and agricultural systems. Our current work includes the development of modular, open source, decision support...

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Juliet Norton

I am an Informatics Research Scholar in the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University working with Dr. Ankita Raturi. Currently, I am the data steward for two cooperative agreements between OpenTEAM and the USDA NRCS that focus on producer reporting data from implemented conservation practices and conservation cost data. I continue to...

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Steven Doyle

I am a first-year PhD student advised by Ankita Raturi in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Joined AxiLab in August 2020. My research interests include crop modeling, designing digital tools for farmers, and food security throughout the world. In my doctoral training at Purdue, I am leaning into the programming aspect of digital agriculture...

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Megan Low

My background has primarily been in food science but my growing curiosity in tech and drive for social impact led me to the Agricultural Informatics Lab. I completed my BSc in Food Science at the University of Minnesota, where I did both field and lab research work with maize and intermediate wheatgrass. After, I worked in R&D with arguably the tastiest food – cocoa...

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Autumn Denny

I joined the Agricultural Informatics Lab in February of 2022. I currently work as an undergraduate research assistant doing web development and migration. I currently work as an intern programmer, but I will be starting at Axilab as a graduate research assistant in May 2024. Right now, I am an undergraduate in Purdue's Agricultural and Biological Engineering program...

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Karla Omana Dominguez

I am an undergraduate student in Purdue Agricultural and Biological Engineering. I am majoring in biological engineering with minors in data-driven agriculture and biotechnology. I joined the Agricultural Informatics Lab in the Summer of 2023. I am delving into my interest in the application of data wrangling and programming to agriculture. Outside of the lab...

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Tam (Thirawat) Bureetes

I am a PhD student in the Agricultural Informatics lab. I am interested in the complete life cycle of data in farm operations, starting from deploying sensors to extracting insight information for improving farm productivity and sustainability. Prior to joining Axilab, I was working as a software engineer in the electronics, petroleum, and financial industries...

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Jillian Arber

I am a PhD student at Purdue University, majoring in Agricultural and Biological Engineering under the watch of my advisor, Ankita Raturi. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Plant & Soil Sciences. For the past 3 years I’ve been working hands-on with plants; first at a greenhouse internship, then at an internship...

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Prateek Mondan

I am a first-year graduate student pursuing User Experience Design in the Computer Graphics Technology Department at Purdue University. I have a background in Design, with a Bachelor's in Architecture from the National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India, and my work experience thereafter, under Wolf Jaipur, India. Under the advisory of Ankita Raturi, my work in the...

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Haley Thomas

I am currently an undergraduate student in Environmental and Natural Resource Engineering at Purdue University. I’m interested in making our food systems work better for farmers, consumers, and the environment. I’m currently working with the Agricultural Informatics Lab on Informatics for Community Food Resilience, specifically focusing on the qualitative research...

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Claudia Becerra Rativa

I’m an undergraduate Environmental Engineering student from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia. I’m a research assistant under the guidance of Dr. Ankita Raturi, and my current work centers around soil health data management in agriculture. During my time in Colombia I’ve come to value the importance of working with communities (mainly ‘campesinos’)...

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