PI: Brian N. Bailey

Associate Professor
Department of Plant Sciences

Education

  • 2015 -- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
  • Contact

    bnbailey@ucdavis.edu

    (530) 752-7478

    Office

    2021 Wickson Hall

    Lab

    2026 Wickson Hall

    Ioannis (Giannis) Droutsas

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Education

  • 2020 -- Ph.D. School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
  • Research Specialty

    Giannis' work focuses principally on the impact of climate variability and change on crop productivity and grain quality. He is particularly interested in the development and use of crop models, statistical approaches and machine learning to assess the effects of environmental stress conditions (such as heat and drought) on crop growth, development and yield.

    Contact

    idroutsas@ucdavis.edu

    Office

    2045 Wickson Hall

    Ethan Frehner

    PhD Student
    Horticulture and Agronomy

    Education

  • 2018 -- M.S. Environmental and Organismal Biology, University of Utah
  • Research Specialty

    Plant ecophysiology, with focus on agriculturally-relevant applications in water management.

    Co-advised through the Buckley Lab.

    Contact

    ehfrehner@ucdavis.edu

    Office

    2059 Wickson Hall

    Kaiming Fu

    PhD Student
    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Education

  • 2019 -- M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • Research Specialty

    Computer-aided design and analysis of mechanical harvesting equipment; Machine learning.

    Co-advised through the Vougioukas Lab.

    Contact

    kmfu@ucdavis.edu

    Office

    2059 Wickson Hall

    Pranav Ghate

    Computer Programmer

    Education

  • 2018 -- M.S. Computer Science, University of Southern California
  • Research Specialty

    VR/AR data visualization and app development; Database development.

    Co-supervised through the Earles Lab and Diepenbrock Lab.

    Contact

    pghate@ucdavis.edu

    Office

    2045 Wickson Hall

    Tong Lei

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Education

  • 2022 -- Ph.D. Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College, Dublin
  • Research Specialty

    Tong's research focuses on measurement and analysis of food and agricultural products using machine learning.

    Contact

    tlei@ucdavis.edu

    Office

    2005 Wickson Hall

    Ismael Mayanja

    PhD Student
    Biosystems Engineering

    Education

  • 2021 -- M.S. Biosystems Engineering, University of California, Davis
  • Research Specialty

    Ismael is interested in engineering solutions to help farmers in Sub-Sharan Africa. His current research focuses on integrating and applying high-resolution measurement and modeling tools to help crop breeders produce or recommend improved cultivars for farmers in Africa.

    Contact

    ikmayanja@ucdavis.edu

    Office

    2045 Wickson Hall

    Alejandra Ponce de León

    Project Scientist

    Education

  • 2021 -- PhD Horticulture and Agronomy, U.C. Davis
  • Research Specialty

    Alejandra's research focuses on developing and using mechanistic, 3D models of perennial crop systems in order to understand and optimize design decisions.

    Contact

    aponcedeleon@ucdavis.edu

    Office

    2061 Wickson Hall

    Kyle Rizzo

    PhD Student
    Horticulture and Agronomy

    Education

  • 2020 -- B.S. Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis
  • Research Specialty

    Kyle's research focuses on understanding how plant structure and function interact to determine optimal plant water economy.

    Contact

    ktrizzo@ucdavis.edu

    2059 Wickson Hall

    Liyuan Yang

    PhD Student
    Biosystems Engineering

    Education

  • 2019 -- B.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Specialty

    Liyuan's research focuses on design and application of efficient irrigation systems.

    Co-advised through the Kisekka Lab.

    Contact

    liayang@ucdavis.edu

    2059 Wickson Hall

    Lola

    Post-dogtoral Scholar

    Education

  • 2018 -- Alliance of Therapy Dogs Certification
  • 2019 -- American Kennel Club Good Citizen

    Research Specialty

    Development of optimal algorithms for obtaining belly scratches; Squirrel behavioral analysis
  • Contact

    Department of Plant Sciences
    One Shields Ave.
    Davis, CA 95616