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Graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo, EESC (1982), got his master's and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics at the University of São Paulo, IFSC (1988, 1995). Presently is a senior researcher at Embrapa, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, coordinating research, development and innovation projects and activities related to applications of wireless sensor network in agriculture. Has been member of many collaborative projects, including the network arrangements ?Precision Agriculture for the Sustainability of Agricultural Production System in Brazilian Agribusiness? and "Impacts of climate change on plant diseases, pests and weeds". Mostly experienced in monitoring and controlling processes in the agricultural field, has worked in the area of Precision Agriculture, Variable Rate Irrigation and Climate Change. Was engaged in a Visiting Scientist program at the University of Georgia from November 2014 to April 2016, collaborating on a Smart Irrigation research, specifically developing the new generation of the UGA Smart Sensor Array. Has been in charge of the instrumentation for the first Free Air Carbon-Dioxide Enrichment facility (FACE) in South America, the Climapest FACE in Brazil, since 2011. Presently coordinates the Embrapa team in the project "Smart Water Management Platform (SWAMP), lead by the "Universidade Federal do ABC" and supported by the RNP (Brazilian Research Network) in the program H2020-EUB-2017 EU-Brazil Joint. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Around 70 per cent of potable water on the planet is used in agriculture. Charging for the supply of water resources in rural areas, which has been adopted to combat waste and promote the rational use of water brings with it, however, negative consequences for agribusiness. This situation shows that it is vital to develop technologies for the rationalization of water use in irrigated sy...
Coordinate and collaborate in the design, integration and test of the hardware and software for a wireless sensor network applied in the agricultural area, monitoring water in soil, other crop and weather parameters, valves, flow meters and other sensors as part of a variable-rate irrigation system in perennial crops.
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