Monograph on Precision Agriculture by Haoyu Niu

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) is pleased to announce that Haoyu Niu, TEES Research Engineer at TAMIDS, along with co-author, YangQuan Chen, Professor, University of California, Merced, recently published a new monograph: Towards Tree-level Evapotranspiration Estimation with Small UAVs in Precision Agriculture.

The book examines the different UAV-based approaches of ET estimation. Models and algorithms, such as mapping evapotranspiration at high resolution with internalized calibration (METRIC), the two-source energy balance (TSEB) model, and machine learning (ML) are discussed. It also covers the challenges and opportunities for UAVs in ET estimation, with the final chapters devoted to new ET estimation methods and their potential applications for future research.

Haoyu joined the TAMIDS team in January 2023. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Merced in 2022.