In this page we feature accomplishments of Lab members with their research projects and in their careers, as well as other news relevant to the lab itself.
Shrinidhi's paper "Instance Segmentation to Estimate Consumption of Corn Ears by Wild Animals for GMO Preference Tests" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. (December 2020) Congratulations!NEW
Yu's paper "DeepFlower: a deep learning-based approach to characterize flowering patterns of cotton plants in the field" was recently published in Plant Methods. (December 2020) Congratulations!NEW
Xueping's paper "Three-dimensional photogrammetry with deep learning instance segmentation to extract berry fruit harvestability traits" has been accepted by ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (November 2020). Congratulations!NEW
Congratulations to Jawad on his accepted paper to Electronics (September 2020)! NEW
Congratulations to Xueping on the 2020 ASABE ITSC Paper Award (June 2020)!
Congratulations to Jawad, his publication has been accepted by Robotics (June 2020)!
Congratulations to Xueping on her accepted paper to Horticulture Research (May 2020)!
ShangpengSun and Yu Jiang, have accepted faculty positions at McGill University and Cornell University respectively, Congratulations!
Shangpeng passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense, Congratulations Shangpeng (December 2019)!
Tsunghan Han and Javier Rodriguez presented on their GPS triggering system at this year's GIS day!
Shrinidhi Adke's poster got 1st place at the University of Georgia's 10th annual Computer Science (CS) Day.
Yu's paper "3D imaging based size measurement and shape analysis of blueberry bushes in the field using a handheld LiDAR" was accepted by the journal of Horticulture Research. Congratulations!
Rui's BIRD sensor invention got formal issuance from the US Patent Office. Congratulations!
Mengyun's paper "Optical properties of blueberry flesh and skin and Monte Carlo multi-layered simulation of light interaction with fruit tissues" was accepted by the journal of Postharvest Biology and Technology. Congratulations!
Rui's paper "Multispectral imaging and unmanned aerial systems for cotton plant phenotyping" was accepted by the journal of PLOS One. Congratulations!
Welcome Piyush and Tsunghan tojoin our lab!
Yu, Rui, and Shangpeng took second place in the 2018 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Robotics Student Design Competition. Congratulations! Read more
Yu got Summer Research Travel Grants from the graduate school of UGA. Congratulations!
Mengyun got the Superior Paper Award from ASABE. Congratulations!
Three of our phenotyping papers were published by Frontiers in Plant Science. Congratulations!
Our ongoing agriculture robot project is highlighted in the 2017 UGA President's Annual Report under "solving the grand challenges of our time". Congratulations!
Mengyun's paper "Detection of internally bruised blueberries using hyperspectral transmittance imaging" was accepted by the journal of Transactions of ASABE. Congratulations!
Jesse's paper "Blueberry bruise detection by pulsed thermographic imaging." was accepted by the journal of Postharvest Biology and Technology. Congratulations!
Shuxiang's paper ''Detection of blueberry internal bruising over time using NIR hyperspectral reflectance imaging with optimum wavelengths" was accepted by the journal of Postharvest Biology and Technology.
Dr. Changying Li was awarded the Rain Bird Engineering Concept of the Year: "Second Generation Berry Impact Recording Device (BIRD II) " from ASABE 2017. Congratulations!
Yu's paper " GPhenoVision: A Ground Mobile System with Multi-modal Imaging for Field-based High Throughput Phenotyping of Cotton" was chosen for an ITSC Technical Community Meeting Paper Award from the ASABE Annual International Meeting 2017. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Yu on his award of the Innovative Interdisciplinary Research Grant(IIRG) 2017.
Congratulations to Dr. Changying Li on his award of the Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grant: Using robotic systems to accelerate the application of genome information in the improvement of food crops.
Mengyun's paper "Classification of Foreign Matter Embedded inside Cotton Lint using Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Hyperspectral Transmittance Imaging" was accepted by the journal of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Congratulations!
Shangpeng's paper "In-Field High-Throughput Phenotyping of Cotton Plant Height Using LiDAR was accepted by the journal of Remote Sensing. Congratulations!
Jesse's paper "A Pulsed Thermographic Imaging System for Detection and Identification of Cotton Foreign Matter" was accepted by the journal of Sensors. Congratulations!
Aaron's paper " High Throughput Phenotyping of Tomato Spot Wilt Disease in Peanuts Using Unmanned Aerial Systems and Multispectral Imaging" was accepted by the journal of IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine. Congratulations!
ASABE Robotics Competition: recruitment is ongoing! Apply here.
Yu's paper "High-throughput Phenotyping of Cotton Plant Height using Depth Images under Field Conditions" was accepted by the Journal of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Congratulation!
Dr. Changying Li was awarded the New Holland Young Researcher Award in ASABE 2016 International meeting. Congratulations! (July, 2016) Read more
The BIRD sensor from our lab was highlighted in the ASABE Resource magazine. (July, 2016) Read the article
Congratulations to Rui Xu on his IIRG Award from Graduate School!
Congratulations to Dr. Changying Li on his promotion to Full Professor!
BIRD sensor was selected as top four promising technologies by UGA Innovation Gateway.
Congratulations to Rui Xu for winning the second position in 2015 Boyd-Scott Graduation Research Award Competition (the M.S. category) of the ASABE, cheers! (July 24, 2015) Read more
Welcome Dr. Gary McMurray and his group from the Food Processing Technology Division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute for visiting us (Mar 11th, 2015)!
Welcome Dr. John Rogers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for visiting us (Feb, 2015)! Read more
Lab party to celebrate end of semester/year on December 11, 2013.
Congratulations to Weilin Wang for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation. (December, 2013)!
Dr. Changying Li is elected as the President of AOCABFE for 2014-2015 term. Congratulations to Dr. Li for taking the leadership role in this fast-growing international association! (August, 2013)
Welcome new graduate student Yu Jiang for joining our Lab. (August 8th, 2013)!
Congratulations to Tharun Konduru for successfully defending his thesis. (July, 2013)!
Congratulations to Tharun Konduru for winning the first position in 2013 Boyd-Scott Graduation Research Award Competition (the M.S. category) of the ASABE, cheers! (July 24, 2013)
Congratulations to Weilin Wang for receiving 2013 Graduate Leadership and Service Award from AOCABFE. (July 24, 2013)
Lab Retreat on May 24, 2013, a joyful afternoon in Sandy Creek!
Congratulations to Tharun Konduru for being selected as one of the top three finalist of Boyd-Scott Graduation Research Award Competition of the ASABE (June, 2013).
Congratulations to Weilin Wang for receiving the 2013 B. P. Verma Award for the Academic and Leadership Excellence from the College of Engineering, UGA (May 8th, 2013). NEW
Welcome Dr. Svyatoslav Chugunov for joining our Lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. (Feb 5th, 2013)!
Welcome Dr. Adnan Mustafic for joining our Lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. (Jan 2nd, 2013)!
Our lab has been relocated to the Athens Campus (706A Boyd). (September, 2012).
Welcome new graduate student Rui Xu for joining our Lab. (August, 2012)!
Congratulations to Weilin Wang for his two awards ( Graduate Student Paper Award and Graduate Scholarly Achievement Award) received from the AOC during the ASABE meeting in Dallas (August, 2012)!
Congratulations to Haihua "Jack" Wang for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation in College of Eletrical and Information Engineering in China Agricultural University (June, 2012)! Haihua conducted his Ph.D. dissertation research in our lab under the guidance of Dr. Li during 2010-2011.
Pengcheng Yu's third paper "Quantitative Evaluation of a Rotary Blueberry Mechanical Harvester Using a Miniature Instrumented Sphere" was accepted for publication by the Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. (10.1016/j.compag.2012.06.005) (June, 2012). Congratulations!
Welcome Mr. Anthony Mason Dean, who joined F.F.S. lab as a new student worker. (Jan, 2012)
Dr. Changying Li received “Early Career Award” from AOC (Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers), Cheers!! (August, 2011)
Dr. Changying Li was awarded Gary A. Herzog Award of Excellence for Junior Research Scientist from University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Congratulations! (April, 2011)
The graduate student, Weilin Wang won the 2nd place in Boyd-Scott Graduation Research Award competition in the ASABE annual international meeting on August 8th, 2011 in Louisville, KY. (August, 2011), Congratulations to him! NEW
The former master student of our lab, Pengcheng Yu won the 3rd place in Boyd-Scott Graduation Research Award competition in the ASABE annual international meeting on August 8th, 2011 in Louisville, KY. Congratulations to him!(August, 2011)
The former master student of our lab, Pengcheng Yu won the Graduate Student Paper Award (4th) from AOC (Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers). Congratulations to him! (August, 2011)
Weilin Wang’s first paper was formally accepted by the journal Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. (July 2011)
The graduate student, Mr. Weilin Wang, and the former graduate student of our lab, Mr. Pengcheng Yu, won in the written section of the Boyd-Scott Graduation Research Award competition of the ASABE. As two out of three winners, they will attend the final oral competition on August 8th, 2011 in Louisville, KY. Congratulations to them and best wishes to them for the oral competition! (June-1-2011)
Welcome Mr. Orion Gibson to join our lab! (May, 2011)
Pengcheng Yu’s first paper was formally accepted by the journal Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. (May 2011)
Dr. Changying Li was invited to give a seminar in Nano Science and Engineering Center. (April 22, 2011)
Congratulations to Pengcheng Yu for finding a new job one month after his graduation! (Feb, 2011)
Weilin Wang was elected as the president of Tifton gradate student association. (Jan 2011)
January 2011, Our lab technician, Mr. Tim Rutland got a Job offer in FL, congratulations to him!
November, 2010, Mr. Pengcheng Yu successfully passed his M.S. oral defense, congratulations to him!
November, 2010, Mr. Weilin Wang successfully passed his M.S. oral defense, congratulations to him!