Agricultural Data Science

We are recruiting for three PhD assistantships focused on agricultural data science: one in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (advised by Dr. Daniela Jones), one in Electrical and Computer Engineering (advised by Dr. Mike Kudenov), and one in Geospatial Analytics (advised by Natalie Nelson). For more on these positions, please visit our webpage.

The students who fill these assistantships will work on different aspects of agricultural data science, from in-field imaging to supply chain dynamics and satellite remote sensing. The student who works with me through the PhD program in Geospatial Analytics will specifically focus on the use of satellite remote sensing for agricultural systems analysis, and you can learn more about this position here (listed as the Analytics for Sustainable Agriculture position). 

Each student will receive:

  • A stipend of $30k per year for three years, plus benefits and full tuition support
  • Professional development training opportunities through the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Fellows program
  • Networking opportunities with SAS, Microsoft, and the Idaho National Lab
  • Mentoring via a large, diverse, and multidisciplinary team

Interested students should contact Dr. Jones, Dr. Kudenov, or Dr. Nelson, depending on which position they would like to learn more about.

Please apply by February 1, 2021.

Please note that, due to restrictions imposed by our sponsor, only U.S. citizens are eligible for these assistantships.