CITRIS 2nd Annual Agricultural Technology Fair

University of California Merced, California Room
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
8:30am - 3:00pm

CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, and University Extension are proud to invite you to the 2nd Annual CITRIS Agricultural Technology Fair on March 8, 2017. This event takes place during UC Merced’s Research Week, a celebration of the significant and innovative work being conducted at the university.

CITRIS is focused on translating ideas into real-world applications in the many sectors that affect the lives of all Californians, from data analytics, to renewable energy and smart transportation, to new discoveries in water information management. It is our belief that this showcase of emerging technologies, backed by cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial innovation, will place the San Joaquin Valley on the map as a place for new ideas and a transformative impact in the agricultural technology sector.

We look forward to working with you as we expand the impact of world class research in the San Joaquin Valley.

Ag Tech Fair Schedule

 

   

 

 

08:30 - 09:00

Event Registration and Coffee & Tea Mixer

 

09:00 - 09:15

Introductory Remarks

 

 

 
 

Dr. Joshua Viers

CITRIS Director, University of California Merced

 

 

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote Address

 

 

 
 

Ron Zink, J.D.

Former Director of Mobile Applications at John Deere

 

 

09:45 - 10:00

Break

 

 

 

10:00 - 11:15

Panel 1 - Robotics in Ag Tech

 

 

 
 

10:00  - 10:20 — Dr. Stavros G. Vougioukas

Professor, University of California Davis, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

 

 
 

10:20 - 10:40 — David Doll

Farm Advisor, University of California Ag & Natural Resources, Merced County

 

 
 

10:40 - 11:00 — Dr. Ken Goldberg 

Professor, University of California Berkeley & CITRIS People and Robots Director

 

 
 

11:00 - 11:15 — Questions & Discussion

 

 

 
11:15 - 11:25

Break


 
  

11:25 - 11:45

Agricultural Drone Development & Education

 

 

11:25 - 11:35 — Dr. YangQuan Chen

Professor, University of California Merced MESA Lab

 

 
 

11:35 - 11:45 — Brandon Stark

Director, University of California Center of Excellence on UAS Safety

  

11:45 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

 

 

 

13:00 - 13:20

The Future of Ag Research and UC Merced and the Role of the UC Venture Lab 

 

 

Dr. Peter Schuerman

AVC for Research & Economic Development, University of California Merced

 

 
13:20 - 14:35Panel 2 - Big Data  

 

 

 

13:20 - 13:40 — Dr. Tapan Pathak

Assistant Research Professor, University of California Merced

 

 
 

13:40 - 14:00 — Lance Donny

CEO, OnFarm Systems

 

 
 

14:00 - 14:20 — Dr. Nigel Quinn

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab & Fresno State University

 

 
 

14:20 - 14:35 — Questions & Discussions

   

14:35 - 14:55

Closing Remarks

 

 

 
 

Roger Royse, J.D.

Attorney, Royse Law Firm

14:55 – 15:00

Acknowledgments 
 

Dr. Joshua Viers

 

 

 

Snapshots from the 2016 CITRIS Agricultural Technology Fair

 
 

Questions?  Please contact us at: citris@ucmerced.edu

 

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