Semester of Graduation
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Major Professor
Dr. Joshua Peschel
Master of Science (MS)
Agricultural losses to pests represent an important challenge in a global warming scenario. FAO estimates that, annually, between 20 to 40 percent of global crop production are lost to pests. We develop a mathematical model to study epidemic spreading and control in agricultural fields as a sustainable pest management tool for agriculture. The model combines the movement of aphids transmitting a virus in an agricultural field, the spatial distribution of plants in the field, and the presence of ground robot into an epidemiological Susceptible-Infected-Removed (SIR) model.
Embargo Period (admin only)
Williams, Patricia S., "Mathematical modeling for sustainable aphid control in agriculture" (2020). Creative Components. 623.