Hope Njuki Nakabuye

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Hope Njuki Nakabuye

Hope Njuki Nakabuye earned her bachelor of agricultural mechanization and irrigation engineering degree in 2011 from Busitema University (BU), Uganda, and her master of technology in soil and water engineering in 2015 from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (BCKV), India. She is a current PhD student in biological engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL), where she is a graduate research assistant in the UNL West Central Research, Education and Extension Center. Her duties are focused on agricultural water management through utilization of sensor-based technologies for irrigation scheduling in semi-arid environments of west central Nebraska, and she manages the day-to-day running of the subsurface drip irrigation system for more than 200 research zones. She has taught an undergraduate irrigation and drainage systems course and UNL, and at BU, lectured on irrigation agronomy and hydrology and provided remedial teaching and tutorials to students in irrigation agronomy and irrigation system design and management courses. Her future research themes include machine learning algorithms to optimize agricultural water management models and integrating sensor technology use in circular farming systems. Her goal as a future faculty member is to tailor assessments that foster independent thinking and foster a culture of one-on-one mentorship with prospective graduate students to give them the opportunity to explore their research interests under her guidance. 

Research Interests

Sensor based irrigation water management