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Spring 2023 Data-Driven Seminar Series

The Center for Digital Forestry, Institute for Plant Sciences, and Digital Agriculture present the College of Agriculture Data-Driven Seminar Series starting Thursday, January 19, 2023.

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The seminar series features experts in data science, digital agriculture, and digital forestry and will be offered in-person (WSLR 116) at 12:30 p.m. ET on select Thursdays throughout the Spring 2023 semester. Speakers will present for the first 30 minutes followed by time for questions from the audience. 

  • Jan. 19 - Confronting an Age of Change, Dr. Joseph Mascaro, Director of Science Programs, Planet Labs
  • Feb. 2 - Sensing in Plant Science and Natural Resources: Decisions Driven by Big Data or Better Data?, Matt Bechdol, Chief Executive Officer, GRYFN
  • Feb. 16 - Towards next-generation forest structural trait assessment using physics-based simulations - how cartoons can aid in our quest, Dr. Jan van Aardt, Professor, College of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Mar. 2 - Mobilizing agronomic knowledge, Carlos Hirsch, Chief Business Development Officer, Eiwa Corp.
  • Mar. 23 - Panel Discussion: Technology adoption insights from stakeholders, Dr. Bruce Erickson, Clinical Associate Professor of Digital Agriculture, Agronomy, Purdue University; Dr. Ankita Raturi, Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University; Dr. Linda Pfeiffer, Associate Professor, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, Purdue University.
  • Apr. 6 - Purdue’s Open Ag Technology and Systems Center – progress and collaboration
    opportunities, Dr. James Krogmeier, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • Apr. 20 - High-resolution high speed structured light 3D imaging for close-range applications, Dr. Song Zhang, Professor and Assistant Head for Experiential Learning, Mechnical Engineering, Purdue University
  • May 4 - An Overview of Digital Agriculture Research in the AIFARMS National AI Institute, Dr. Vikram Sandinand Adve, Donald B. Gillies Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director, Center for Digital Agriculture, University of Illinois
To view past presentations, check out the Data Driven Agriculture playlist on Purdue Agriculture’s YouTube channel.

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