Chair: Dr. Manoj Karkee, USA

manoj.karkee@wsu.edu

Ph No: +1 515 441 2144

Dr. Karkee is an Associate Professor in the Biological Systems Engineering Department at Washington State University (WSU). He was born and raised in Bhojpur, Nepal. He received his undergraduate in Computer Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Nepal. His MS was in remote sensing and GIS from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and he earned his PhD degree in Agricultural Engineering and Human Computer Interaction  from Iowa State University. Dr. Karkee leads a strong research program in the area of sensing, machine vision and agricultural robotics at the WSU Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems. He has published widely in such journals as ‘Journal of Field Robotics’, ‘Computers and Electronics in Agriculture’, and ‘Transactions of the ASABE’, and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and universities. Dr. Karkee is currently serving as an elected chair for International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committee 8.1, Control in Agriculture, as an associate editor for ‘Transactions of the ASABE’, as a guest editor for ‘Robotics’, and as an elected executive member of Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals of Americas (NAPA).