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Changying "Charlie" Li

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Adjunct Professor of Engineering
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD: Pennsylvania State University, 2006

Dr. Li is a Professor in Agricultural AI and Automation at the University of Florida in Gainesville with an Adjunct Professor appointment with UGA. His research group is developing innovative sensing and automation technologies to help provide safe and high-quality food, fiber, feed and fuel to sustain the world’s growing population. He currently leads a team of researchers that's developing a robotic system of all-terrain rovers and unmanned aerial drones that can more quickly and accurately gather and analyze genetic data on plants.Another example of Dr. Li's recent research projects is the development of the Berry Impact Recording Device, or "BIRD." The device rides along with berries in packing plants while its sensors record the bumps and bruises inflicted on the fruit. The data gathered by BIRD helps engineers design gentler harvesting and packing methods so more high-quality fruit makes its way to grocery stores.

Of note:

Research Focus:

Phenomics and Plant Robotics

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