The mind behind FarmBeats—an agricultural analysis venture developed by Microsoft utilizing solar-powered, white space-based Internet connectivity to file soil temperature and moisture ranges and monitor them with cloud-based computing fashions—will go to Auburn University in April.
The College of Agriculture E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series will host Ranveer Chandra, chief technical officer of Agri-Food at Microsoft, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The lecture might be held within the auditorium and is free and open to the general public. Those wishing to attend are requested to RSVP at https://auburn.campuslabs.com/ENGAGE/EVENT/7936535.
Chandra leads analysis and innovation throughout totally different trade verticals at Microsoft, together with retail, flooring house index, or FSI, and vitality. His analysis has shipped in a number of Microsoft merchandise, together with XBOX, Azure, Windows and Visual Studio.
He began the FarmBeats venture in 2015, which shipped as a Microsoft product in 2019. Bill Gates featured Chandra’s FarmBeats work on GatesNotes, and Chandra has been invited to current to the Secretary of Agriculture.
Chandra has printed over 90 analysis papers and has over 100 patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow and has gained a number of awards, together with finest paper awards in laptop science conferences and the MIT Technology Review’s Top Innovators Under 35 Award in 2010. Chandra has an undergraduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and a doctorate in laptop science from Cornell University.
“We are grateful to have Dr. Chandra visiting Auburn University to share his research and expertise with our faculty, staff and students,” said Amy Wright, associate dean for instruction and chair of the E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series Committee. “This E.T. York Lecture will feature Dr. Chandra’s exciting work on the future of technological innovations in agriculture and how affordable digital techniques can empower farmers to succeed in both local and global agricultural enterprises.”
The E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series options internationally recognized audio system addressing points associated to agriculture, meals, the atmosphere and pure sources. It was established within the Auburn College of Agriculture in 1981 by way of a present from E.T. and Vam Cardwell York; each are native Alabamians and Auburn University graduates.
York served as director of the Alabama Cooperative (*20*) Service from 1959 till 1962; he then went on to head the USDA Federal (*20*) Service in Washington, D.C. Later, he served as provost and vice chairman for agriculture on the University of Florida after which chancellor of the State University System of Florida till his retirement in 1980.
(Written by Kristen Bowman)