AIFARMS

Illinois Autonomous Farm Workshop

Mark your calendars! The Illinois Autonomous Farm (IAF) is hosting an in-person workshop on July 7th from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Illinois Autonomous  Farm (3603 S Race St., Urbana, Illinois  61802) with a social event following at Big Grove Tavern. The workshop will also have a Zoom available during the presentation times for those who cannot […]

Dr. GIRISH CHOWDHARY AWARED WITH PAUL FUNK FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

Center for Digital Agriculture faculty affiliate, Chief Scientist for the Illinois Autonomous Farm, and AIFARMS Thrust 1 lead, Dr. Girish Chowdhary has won the 2021 Paul Funk Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from the Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. “I am greatly honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Chowdhary. […]

USDA’S AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE HONORS SCIENTISTS OF THE YEAR

The Center for Digital Agriculture faculty affiliate and AIFARMS Thrust 3 co-lead, Dr. Lisa Ainsworth was awarded the USDA’s Distinguished Senior Research Scientist of the year for 2021. Ainsworth, research leader for the ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit in Urbana. Her work influenced the direction of climate change impact assessment. Read more here […]

DR. VIKRAM ADVE GUEST ON DEPTH CHARGE PODCAST

The Center for Digital Agriculture co-director and AIFARMS PI Dr. Vikram Adve was a guest on the Depth Charge Podcast talking about AI in Agriculture, Next Gen Farms and LLVM. Check it out: https://depthchargepodcast.buzzsprout.com/1382590/8263284

AIFARMS REU Summer Program

The Artificial Intelligence for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability (AIFARMS) Institute serves as a nexus for multidisciplinary research teams that advance foundational AI and uses these advances to address important challenges facing world agriculture. The institute puts strong emphasis on technologies that impact production practices, on developing a diverse technically skilled workforce in digital […]

PURELY ON THE PROMISE THAT WE COULD DO GREAT THINGS

“The Center for Digital Agriculture is helping researchers, educators, farmers, and industry keep pace with enormous changes to the world’s food systems.” The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign went on a tour of the Illinois Autonomous Farm last October an gave a picture perfect review of the farm; as […]

Farms are going to need different kind of robots

Dr. Girish Chowdhary, Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Center for Digital Agriculture Affiliate and AIFARMS Associate Director of Research, agbot research is making international news. “Large autonomous farms are just over the horizon. Already, many emerging technologies, such as robots that can monitor the health of crops are being put to use at […]

Postdoctoral Scientist Position

We have an immediate opening for a post-doctoral scientist who would be part of the new NSF-USDA Center on Artificial Intelligence for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability (AIFARMS). The Center is a multi-institution based program that brings together computer scientists, soil and plant scientists, and sensor researchers to advance foundational AI and use these […]

Post-Doc in Agricultural Technology Adoption

We seek a postdoctoral research associate to conduct innovative interdisciplinary research examining the incentives for spatially and behaviorally heterogeneous farmers to adopt precision farming technologies for site-specific input application and its implications for farm profitability and the environment. The research will integrate engineering information about technologies with spatially varying biophysical characteristics of the landscape and […]