Biography

Biography

Dr. Alireza Pourreza is an assistant professor in the biological and agricultural engineering department and the Digital Agriculture Lab director at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Pourreza leads research and extension education in digital agriculture, remote sensing, precision agriculture, and mechanization. Dr. Pourreza’s research program focuses on solving immediate challenges in crop production systems identified by stockholders. His lab develops practical and data-driven decision-support tools that help farmers increase profit while decreasing waste and environmental footprint.

Formal Education

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological EngineeringUniversity of Florida, 2014
Master of Science in Agricultural and Biological EngineeringUniversity of Florida, 2014
Master of Science in Mechanics of Agricultural MachineryFerdowsi University of Mashhad, 2011
Bachelor of Science in Farm Machinery Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2004

Research Interest

  • Digital Agriculture
  • Precision horticulture
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Machine Vision
  • Agricultural Robotics and Automation
  • Big Data
  • Hyperspectral/Multispectral Imaging

Major Awards

  1. Full member of the club of Bolognia, October 2021
  2. Sunkist Young Designer Award, ASABE, Feb. 2018
  3. Giuseppe Pellizzi Prize[1] (1st Place), Club of Bologna, Italy, Oct. 2016
  4. Outstanding International Student Award, College of Engineering, University of Florida, Nov. 2014
  5. Outstanding Graduate Student Award, International Society of Precision Agriculture, July 2014
  6. Presidential Service Award, University of Florida, Apr. 2014
  7. Best Paper Award, ASABE Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2013

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