We are very happy to announce our first keynote speaker: Prof. Salah Sukkarieh
Professor Salah Sukkarieh is an international expert in the research, development and commercialisation of field robotic systems. He has led a number of robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics, commercial aviation, aerospace, education, environment monitoring, agriculture and mining, and has consulted to industry including Rio Tinto, BHP, Patrick Stevedores, Qantas, QLD Biosecurity, Meat and Livestock Australia, and the NSW DPI amongst others. He was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies in 2014, and the 2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.
And with pleasure, our second keynote speaker: Dr. Helge Aasen
From 2013, Helge Aasen investigates how UAVs can be used for vegetation monitoring. In 2016, he received his PhD degree at the University of Cologne, Germany, in geoinformatics. Since 2016, Helge Aasen is with the Crop Science group of ETH Zürich, where he founded the Phenofly team in 2018. The team develops low-altitude sensing systems and analysis procedures for high-resolution spectral, 3D and thermal data in order to capture the status of vegetation. Currently, the focus of the team is on detecting plant traits important for field phenotyping and precision agriculture applications to facilitate a more sustainable use of resources.