EVENT: Agricultural Technology Fair

CITRIS 2nd Annual Agricultural Technology Fair

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





10:00 - 11:15

Panel 1 - Robotics in Ag Tech




Dr. Ken Goldberg

University of California Berkeley



Dr. Stavros G. Vougioukas

University of California Davis



David Doll

University of California, Ag & Natural Resources



Questions & Discussion




11:30 - 12:00

The Future of Ag Tech Research at UC Merced



Dean Mark Matsumoto

School of Engineering, University of California Merced



12:00 - 13:15

Networking Lunch




13:15 - 13:35

UC Venture Lab & UC Drone Safety Center Updates



Dr. Peter Schuerman

AVC for Research & Economic Development, University of California Merced



Brandon Stark

Director of Center of Excellence on UAS Safety



13:35 - 14:50

Panel 2 - Big Data




Dr. Tapan Pathak

University of California Merced



Lance Donny




Megan Nunes




14:50 - 15:00

Closing Remarks




Roger Royse, J.D.

Royse Law


Special thanks to E&J Gallo Winery for their sponsorship!

Host / Series: 
CITRIS @ UC Merced
University of California Merced, California Room
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm