People

Principal Investigator

Sami KhanalSami Khanal 
Assistant Professor (August 2018 – Present)
Email: khanal.3@osu.edu
Research: Satellite and UAV based remote sensing, geospatial modeling, ecosystem modeling, precision agriculture, agricultural data analytics
Interests: Promoting sustainable agriculture production systems through research and teaching
 

Current Members

 

Kushal KCGS
Position: M.S. Student, and Graduate Research Associate (May 2019- Present)
Email: kc.7@osu.edu
Research Area: Satellite remote sensing, Cover crop mapping, Water quality assessment
Interest: Soccer, Music, Hiking
Degree: Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
 

GZichen Zhang
Position: Ph.D. student, and Graduate Research Associate (January 2019- Present)
Email: Zhang.9325@osu.edu
Research Area: Fully autonomous aerial system for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Interests: Sleeping, exercising, swimming, running, singing
Degree: Computer Science and Engineering
 

Gaoshoutong Si SG
Position: M.S. Student, and Graduate Research Associate (August 2019- Present)
Email: si.62@osu.edu
Research Area: UAS for greenhouse environment, Lidar data processing and computer vision
Interest: precision agriculture and pattern recognition
Degree: Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
 

Sandeep VenkateshSV
Position: M.S. Student, and Research Assistant (August 2019- Present)
Email: venkatesh.64@osu.edu  
Research Area: Machine learnign on UAS data for precision agriculture
Interests: Love to design software applications and always in for cooking new dishes
Degree: Computer Science and Engineering

Abha BhattaraiAB
Position: M.S. Student, and Research Assistant (August 2020- Present)
Email: bhattarai.39@osu.edu 
Research Area: Biophysical modeling for agricultural production systems 
Interests: Dancing, Ukulele, Long walks, Traveling, Hiking, Crime fiction. 
Degree: Environmental Science
 

Ambria Small
Position: StudentAmbria Small
Email: small.139@osu.edu 
Research Area: Remote Sensing/Precision Agriculture  
Interests: Gardening, horticulture, fermentation, mycology, entomology, reading, cycling, running, hiking/backpacking, cooking, dog and cat person.
Degree: Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Neha Joshi
Position: Ph.D. student and Graduate Research Associate (May 2021- Present)
Email:  joshi.403@osu.edu 
Research Area: Crop Yield Assessment, Satellite-based Remote Sensing, Mapping of Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture  
Interests: Yoga, Reading, Travelling
Degree: Food, Agricultural and Biological EngineeringNeha Joshi

Alumni 

Graduate Students
Garrett Steinbeck (M.S. Fall 2020)
Aman Bhatta (M.S., Summer 2020)