Kaiyu Guan| | University of Illinois
Kaiyu Guan is an assistant professor in ecohydrology and remote sensing in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES), College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Blue Waters professor at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
He uses satellite data, computational models, fieldwork, and machine learning approaches to address how climate and human practices affect crop productivity, water resource availability, and ecosystem functioning. He has keen interests in applying his knowledge and skills in solving real-life problems, such as large-scale crop monitoring and forecasting, water management and sustainability, and global food security. His lab closely works with scientists in computer science (deep learning, high-performance computing), plant physiologists, agronomists, and economists in addressing the above real-life challenges.