TAMIDS Welcomes New Research Staff Member Haoyu Niu

On behalf of Dr. Nick Duffield, Director for the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science and the entire TAMIDS team, we are excited to announce a new member of our team! 

Dr. Haoyu Niu joined the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) on January 1, 2023, as a TEES Research Engineer III. Haoyu will work at the intersection of Data Science and cyberinfrastructure for smart agriculture. He joins a team of researchers from TAMIDS, Texas A&M’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension, and the School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts on a project to develop data-driven infrastructure that enables efficient irrigation using AI-derived crop-growth model based in UAS imaging and environmental data.

Haoyu received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Merced in 2022.  Among many honors and awards, most recently Haoyu won first place for the 2021 CITRIS Aviation Prize and in 2020 was awarded the GRAD-EXCEL Award for Peer Mentorship. Haoyu’s research interests are in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, Precision Agriculture, and sUAS Remote Sensing Applications, such as water stress detection, early detection of nematodes, yield estimation, and evapotranspiration (ET) estimation.

Welcome Haoyu! We are super excited to have you on the team!