Digital Agriculture uses new and advanced technologies to enable farmers and businesses to improve food production and distribution. Researchers at The University of Arizona utilize cutting-edge technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Sensors and Social Media to devise tools that empower stakeholders to make better informed decisions and ensure that we will be able to sustainably feed the growing world population.
Murat Kacira received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey in 1991. He received both his M.S. (1996) and PhD (2000) degrees in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. His research has involved the areas of greenhouse and plant energy balance studies, plant growth and health monitoring using image processing and machine vision applications, design and development of continuous plant monitoring systems, automated data acquisition and instrumentation, optimization of greenhouse natural ventilation using computational fluid dynamics applications. Dr. Kacira joined Biosystems Engineering faculty at University of Arizona in October 2007.