Invited Speakers

Doris Saez

Doris Sáez

Doris Sáez (S’93–M’96–SM’05) was born in Panguipulli, Chile. She received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. She is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Chile, Santiago. She has coauthored the books entitled Hybrid Predictive Control for Dynamic Transport Problems (Springer-Verlag, 2013) and Optimization of Industrial Processes at Supervisory Level: Application to Control of Thermal Power Plants (Springer-Verlag, 2002). Her research interests include predictive control, fuzzy control design, fuzzy identification, control of power generation plants, and control of transport systems and IEEE Control Systems Magazine. Dr. Sáez is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and the IEEE Control Systems Magazine.

Daniel Jimenez

Daniel Jiménez R.

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)

Daniel Jiménez is an award-winning scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). A pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries, he coordinates the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. His work has received recognition from the World Bank Group (2015) and the United Nations (2014 and 2017), and the team he leads at CIAT took the top prize at the Syngenta 2018 Crop Challenge in Analytics. He holds a PhD in Applied Agriculture from Ghent University. Daniel worked at Bioversity International and the University Of Applied Sciences Of Western Switzerland (HEIG-VD), and was also a consultant for the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD).

Javier Borondo

Javier Borondo

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - AGrowingData

PhD in Complex Systems and a researcher at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. In his career he has accumulated extensive experience in projects related to Data Science. He made a research stay at the MIT Media Lab where his research focused on transforming the data into stories. He is currently the AGrowingData CTO where he is introducing Big Data in the agri-food sector.

Carlos Muñoz

Carlos Muñoz

Universidad de la Frontera - Chile

Carlos Muñoz is an associate professor with Universidad de la Frontera (Chile). He holds an Eng.D from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and a B.Sc in Electronics Engineering from Universidad de la Frontera. His research interests include robotics, wireless networks, and applications of information and communication technologies to agriculture..

Andrés Peña

Andrés Peña

Centro de Investigación de la Caña de Azúcar de Colombia(CENICAÑA)

Dr. Andrés Peña´s research is in the meteorology and sugarcane systems emphasis area of the agronomy program at Cenicaña. His focus is on the development and application of tools to understand the effect of climate on agriculture. His major interest is to obtain models to reduce the risk of diminish crop yields for climate effects. Dr. Peña earned his degree in agronomy from the agricultural sciences college of the National University of Colombia at Palmira. He earned a master degree in meteorology from the sciences college of the same University at Bogotá. For his PhD., Andrés worked in the AgWeatherNet program of the Biological Systems Engineering Department at the college of agricultural, human, and natural resource sciences of the Washington State University.



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