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Affiliations

  • Geocomputing Scientist, GEMS Agroinformatics Initiative, University of Minnesota

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota

  • Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California

Research Focus

Geographic information science with a primary focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in the context of agricultural systems. Research objective is to advance the state-of-the-art in GIScience in order to:

  1. identify and test generalizable principles underlying the spatial and temporal dynamics of human-environment interactions and

  2. understand how to more efficiently and effectively integrate machine learning, artificial intelligence, and decision support systems into agricultural management and policy.

Background

2019 Eco-informatics Scientist, GEMS Agroinformatics Initiative, University of Minnesota

2014 - 2018 Ph.D. Geography, minor Computer Science, University of Minnesota

2011 - 2014 M.S. Applied Plant Sciences, University of Minnesota

2009 - 2011 High School Teacher, Echo Charter School

2005 - 2009 B.A. St. Olaf College