ABE I4 Seminar Series

Interactive, Intriguing, Inspiring, and Interesting

The Department presents weekly seminars during the academic year. The seminars are intended to be Interactive, Intriguing, Inspiring, and Interesting (I4). A variety of topics are presented by speakers from the Department, the Colleges of Engineering and ACES, other units across campus, and experts invited from across the nation and the world. Topics include not only technical subjects, but also current economic and social issues that are of interest to Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Class Location: via Zoom
Class Time: Fridays 12 – 1pm
Coordinator: Dr. Girish Chowdhary

September 4, 2020
Agriculture’s Hidden Hazards
Dr. Josie Rudolphi, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

September 11, 2020
Intellectual Property for Genome Editing: Human Therapeutics vs. Agriculture
Jacob S. Sherkow, Professor of Law, College of Law; Affiliate, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
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September 18, 2020
Center of Digital Agriculture at Illinois and the AIFARMS Institute
Dr. Matt Hudson, Professor, Department of Crop Sciences, Co-Director, Center for Digital Agriculture, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

September 25, 2020
Sensing meat using hyperspectral imagine
Dr. Mohammed Kamruzzaman, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

October 2, 2020
A New Paradigm in Agricultural Safety
Dr. Salah Issa, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
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October 9, 2020
Precision Technologies for Physical and Visual Sensing in Agricultural and Biological Systems
Dr. Sierra Young, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural, North Carolina State University 
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October 16, 2020
Data-Driven Approaches for Agriculture
Dr. Naira Hovakimyan, W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
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October 30, 2020
A "Scaled-Up" Approach to Industry Engagment
Brian Jacobson, Assistant Director of Food & Bioprocessing Pilot Plant Operations, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laborator, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
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November 9, 2020
Precision Management of Animals: Definition, Challenges, and Opportunities
Dr. Isabella Condotta, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
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November 13, 2020
Agricultural Informatics: Design, Modeling, and Software Engineering
Dr. Ankita Raturi, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Informatics Lab, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University
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November 20, 2020
Making Equity-Mindedness a Practice
Ross Wantland, Director of Curriculum and Education, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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November 27, 2020
No Seminar - Fall Break

December 4, 2020
Machine learning based ICQP paradigm for plant stress phenotyping
Dr. Arti Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University