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Scientific Career

Prof. Yu (1985) researches the interdisciplinary area for precision agriculture. He is interested in studying plant-environment interactions and their control from multiple scales by integrating a range of imaging, sensing, statistical modeling and computational approaches. He focuses on developing and utilizing proximal and remote sensing methods to quantify the spatiotemporal variability of plant growth and health, aiming to facilitate precise and smart crop management, improving resource use efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

Dr. Yu studied Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing. After receiving his doctorate in Physical Geography at the University of Cologne in 2014, he did postdoc research at ETH Zurich and KU Leuven. In 2019, Dr. Yu was appointed as an associate professor for crop science at CAU. Since 2020, Prof. Yu was appointed to the professorship for Precision Agriculture at TUM.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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