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 MembersGS

Kushal KC
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 EngineeringSG

Gaoshoutong Si 
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 EngineeringAB

Abha Bhattarai
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 SmallAmbria Small
Position: Student
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 JoshiNeha Joshi
Position: Ph.D. student and Graduate Research Associate (May 2021- Present)
Email:  joshi.403@osu.edu 
Research Area: Precision Agriculture, Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring using Remote Sensing
Interests: Yoga, Reading, Travelling
Degree: Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Alumni 

Graduate Students

Sandeep Venkatesh, M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2021
Garrett Steinbeck, M.S. in Agricultural Engineering, Fall 2020
Aman Bhatta, M.S. in Environment Science, Summer 2020