Yongsheng Chen Awarded $300K Grant for Sustainable Agriculture AI Research

Yongsheng Chen

Yongsheng Chen, Bonnie W. and Charles W. Moorman IV Professor in Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to spearhead efforts to enhance sustainable agriculture practices using innovative AI solutions. 

The collaborative project, named EAGER: AI4OPT-AG: Advancing Quad Collaboration via Digital Agriculture and Optimization, is a joint effort initiated by Georgia Tech in partnership with esteemed institutions in Japan, Australia, and India. The project aims to drive advancements in digital agriculture and optimization, ultimately supporting food security for future generations. 

Chen, who also leads the Urban Sustainability and Resilience Thrust for the NSF Artificial Intelligence Research Institute for Advances in Optimization (AI4OPT), is excited about this new opportunity. "I am thrilled to lead this initiative, which marks a significant step forward in harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to address pressing issues in sustainable agriculture," he said. 

Highlighting the importance of AI in revolutionizing agriculture, Chen explained, "AI enables swift, accurate, and non-destructive assessments of plant productivity, optimizes nutritional content, and enhances fertilizer usage efficiency. These advancements are crucial for mitigating agriculture-related greenhouse gas emissions and solving climate change challenges."  

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