Data Science in Food, Energy, and Water Summit Program

Thursday, April 20

Location: 350-B ERML

8:00 am

Registration, coffee and continental breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome

German Bollero; Head of the Department of Crop Science

Evan DeLucia, Director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (iSEE)

Robert Brunner, Co-Chair, Illinois Data Science Initiative (iDSI)

9:30 am

Lightning Talks I (Crops and Energy)

Chair: Nick Paulsen, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Tami Bond, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

“Water-Energy Nexus of Cities” — Ashlynn Stillwell, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Matt Hudson, Professor, Crop Science

“TERRA REF: An Open Access Dataset for R&D in Crop Sensing, Breeding, and Beyond” — David LeBauer, Research Scientist, Carle R Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

“Focused Big Data from Mass On-farm Experimentation” — David Bullock, Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Ben Gramig, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Matt Stasiewicz, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition

“Quantification of the Genomic Contribution towards Food and Energy-related Crop Traits” — Alex Lipka, Assistant Professor, Crop Sciences

10:30 am

Coffee break

11:00 am

Lightning Talks II (Water, Food and Policy)

Chair: Craig Gundersen, Professor and Soybean Industry Endowed Professor in Agricultural Strategy

“Shocks, Food Transfers, and Water Footprints” — Megan Konar, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

“The INFEW-ER: Educational Resources for Innovations at the NEXUS of Food, Energy, and Water” — Luis Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

“Using Big Data to Advance Knowledge of Forestry and Agroforestry Program Impacts over the Long Term” — Dan Miller, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

“Water: Data, Analysis, and Modeling at the ISWS” — Sally McConkey, Section Head, Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program, Illinois State Water Survey

Peter Christensen, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Kaiyu Guan, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Ben Crost, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

“Epidemiology and Pathogen Control” — Rebecca Smith, Assistant Professor of Pathobiology

Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, Clinical Associate Professor of Pathobiology

“Improving Early Warning Systems: Using Spatially and Temporally Rich Data to Predict Food Insecurity Crises” — Hope Michelson, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

“Using Big Data to Improve Efforts to Reduce Food Insecurity in the U.S.” — Craig Gundersen, Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

12:30 pm

Lunch and Facilitated Discussion

2:00 pm

Feedback Panel

  • Mark Moran, Manager, Data-Driven Innovation, John Deere
  • Jonathan Coppess, Director, Gardner Policy Program
  • Gay Miller, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine (TBC)