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Autonomous Agricultural Equipment Evaluation For Broad-Acre Crop Production
Overview of the “Evaluation and improvement of economic, environmental, and logistical benefits of autonomous agricultural equipment for broad acre crop production” project.
Sofia Bahmutsky, Data Scientist, Olds College Centre for Innovation
Sofia is a data scientist at the Olds College Centre for Innovation in the Smart Agriculture Applied Research department and has been part of the team since 2020. She is also currently pursuing a PhD at the University of British Columbia which she started in September 2022. Sofia holds a Masters degree in Data Science from the University of British Columbia which she obtained in 2020, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary earned in 2018. Sofia is interested and passionate about data science, machine learning and analytics in the realm of sustainable agriculture, climate change, and environmental health. Her PhD research involves life cycle assessment application in the context of precision agriculture technology and broad acre crop production in western Canada.
Roy Maki, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Roy Maki shares Olds College’s passion for using technology to improve Canadian Agriculture. Roy attained his experience and knowledge in the agricultural industry through first, being raised on a mixed family farm in SE Saskatchewan and second, being employed in the Agricultural Research and Testing community where he led or contributed to 100+ agriculturally based projects ranging from spray deposition studies to combine harvester testing, air seeder performance, grain drying, cattle RFID ear tag retention and Anaerobic digestion/methane gas production. Roy holds an B.Sc Agricultural Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a MSc degree from the University of Alberta specializing in embedded computer systems and controls.