Faculty

Precision Agriculture Center Leadership

Director

 
MullaDavid Mulla, Professor
Research interests: crop modeling, remote sensing, water quality, soil conservation
mulla003@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 6721
 
 

Dept. of Agronomy & Plant Genetics

 
CoulterJeffrey CoulterProfessor
Research interests: corn, nitrogen, cropping systems
jeffcoulter@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 1796
 
 
GarciaAxel Garcia y GarciaAssistant Professor
Research interests: sustainable cropping systems, crop modeling, water and nitrogen use efficiency, climate and crop production
axel@umn.edu  |  +1 507 752 5080
 
Hirsch-CandiceCandice HirschAssistant Professor
Research interests: translational genomics in maize, high throughput phenotyping, hyperspectral imaging
cnhirsch@umn.edu  |  +1 612 301 9522
 
JohnsonGregg JohnsonAssociate Professor
Research interests: annual and perennial biomass cropping systems, integrated weed management
johns510@umn.edu  |  +1 507 837 5617
 
 
NaeveSeth NaeveAssociate Professor
Research interests: soybean production and physiology, yield and seed quality
naeve002@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 4298
 
 

Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering

 
Research interests: robotics for environmental monitoring
isler@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 1067
 
 
KumarVipin KumarProfessor
Research interests: data mining, object recognition
kumar001@umn.edu  |  +1 612 626 7514
 
 
 
Vassilios MorellasVassilios Morellas, Research Director
Research interests: distributed robotics, computer vision
morellas@umn.edu  |  +1 612 624 4822
 
 
Research interests: spatial computing, data mining, parallel computing
shekhar@cs.umn.edu  |  +1 612 624 8307
 
 
Research interests: computer vision
npapas@cs.umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 0163 
 
 
 

Dept. of Entomology

 
KochRobert KochAssistant Professor
Research interests: integrated pest management in soybean, environmental and economic sustainability
koch0125@umn.edu  |  +1 612 624 6771
 
MacRaeIan MacRaeProfessor
Research interests: site-specific integrated pest management, landscape ecology, GIS, spatial statistics
imacrae@umn.edu  |  +1 218 281 8611
 

Associate Director

 
MiaoYuxin Miao, Assistant Professor
Research interests: nutrient management, remote sensing, crop growth modeling
ymiao@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 4731
 
 

Dept. of Soil, Water, & Climate

 
BellJay Bell, Professor
Research interests: pedology, geospatial analysis, soil mapping, wetland soils and ecology
bellx007@umn.edu  |  +1 651 328 1359
 
 
 
carlsonBrad Carlson, Extension Educator
Research interests: water quality issues, row crop production systems, drainage, and nutrient management
bcarlson@umn.edu  |  +1 507 389 6745
 
 
FernandezFabián Fernández, Associate Professor
Research interests: nutrient management, plant mineral nutrition, environmental impacts of agriculture
fabiangf@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 7460
 
KaiserDaniel Kaiser, Associate Professor
Research interests: nutrient management, nutrient cycling, fertilizer placement, soil test methods
dekaiser@umn.edu  |  +1 612 624 3482
 
 
RosenCarl Rosen, Professor
Research interests: nutrient management, fertilizer use in irrigated crops, fertilizer use in MN fruit and vegetable crops, water quality
crosen@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 8114
 
Vasudha SharmaVasudha Sharma, Irrigation Specialist
Research interests: irrigation water management, water and nitrogen fertilizer interactions, crop evapotranspiration, soil-water dynamics, variable-rate irrigation and cover-crop water management
vasudha@umn.edu  |  +1 612 626 4986
 

Dept. of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering

 
AbbasAbdennour AbbasAssistant Professor
Research interests: biosensors, bionanotechnology, environmental control
aabbas@umn.edu  |  +1 612 624 4292
 
 
Jin zhenongZhenong Jin, Assistant Professor
Research interests: domain knowledge, satellite data, computational models, and machine learning
jinzn@umn.edu | +1 612 625 5200
 
 
MarchettoPeter MarchettoAssistant Professor
Research interests: environmental and biological sensing, robotics, UAVs 
pmarchet@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 0361
 
 
YangCe YangAssistant Professor
Research interests: hyperspectral imaging, machine learning, computer vision
ceyang@umn.edu  |  +1 612 626 6419
 

Dept. of Forest Resources

 
KnightJoseph KnightAssociate Professor
Research interests: remote sensing and geospatial analysis, land use impacts on environment and natural resources
jknight@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 5354
 

Dept. of Plant Pathology

 
Cory HirschCory HirschAssistant Professor
Research interests: phenotypic information to understand abiotic and biotic stresses
cdhirsch@umn.edu  |  +1 612 625 1211
 
 

Dept. of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

 
Research interests: navigation, guidance, and control of aerospace vehicles, image georegistration
gebre@umn.edu  |  +1 612 624 2305