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Wednesday, October 4 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Keynote: Sensors and Cyberphysical Sensing Networks for Water and Agriculture

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The affordability of computing today, progress in nanomaterials and sensing devices, the increasing availability of data, and the emergence of low power wireless networks have made this an opportune time for the emergence of cyberphysical sensor networks for agriculture, water, and the environment. Supratik will discuss three projects at different stages of development: (i) a two year pilot experiment with Gallo wineries and IBM that used satellite imagery data to calculate and then deliver water to vineyards in a pixelized manner via drip irrigation--resulting in improvements in yield and water efficiency; (ii), the development of Thoreau (Thoreau.uchicago.edu)-the first university based fully sub-terranean sensing network for soil that we have built at the University of Chicago, and (iii) a planned pilot for temporal and geospatial mapping of water quality in the Godavari River in Southern India.  Through the descriptions of these projects Guha will try to argue that a key bottleneck for ubiquitous use of these technologies lies in the development of cheap, reliable, and scalable sensing packages. He will also describe a few of the key sensing challenges for water and agriculture.

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Supratik Guha

Director of the Nanoscience and Technology Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
Supratik Guha is the Director of the Nanoscience and Technology Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the Argonne National Laboratory, and a Professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering The University of Chicago. Dr. Guha came to Argonne in 2015 after spending... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Room 46