ABE professors lead summer data science program sponsored by USDA

Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) faculty members are leading a Data Science for Agriculture Program sponsored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Photo of ABE summer participants
Some of the ABE Data Science for Agriculture Program summer participants

Participating faculty include: Dennis Buckmaster and Dharmendra Saraswat, ABE professors; James Krogmeier, professor of electrical and computer engineering with appointments in ABE and civil engineering; and Mark Ward, associate professor of statistics with an appointment  in ABE.

This summer, the group has 18 students from 13 different institutions and are covering software including Excel, ArcGIS, Python and R. Each student has an independent project related to the data pipeline, wrangling, and/or decision making. They will deliver their presentations from 2-4 p.m. on July 27 in STEW 302-304.

The students also have been treated to special presentations by other faculty and staff, including disc golf, tractor driving, and an ABE 3070 telematics tour. They also have experienced the combine simulator and the “ABE Cathedral.”