Professor of University of Florida
Prof. Lee is working on developing sensing systems for specialty crops for precision agriculture in Florida. His areas of specialization include: sensing systems, precision agriculture, farm automation, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), geographic information systems (GIS), near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), image processing, machine vision, yield monitoring/mapping, variable rate fertilizer application, instrumentation, and agricultural mechanization. He draws from all these areas to develop solutions for a wide range of agricultural problems. At the heart of Prof. Lee’s expertise is the application of sensors, devices which “see” beyond the range of human senses and can deliver information to computers and other devices.
Prof. Lee’s skills also include a wide range of supporting technologies and novel applications, such as autonomous weed control systems, immature green citrus fruit detection, autonomous yield mapping for immature citrus fruit, apple Marssonina blotch (AMB) disease detection, citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing) detection, blueberry fruit detection for yield mapping, citrus black spot (CBS) disease detection, and strawberry flower detection for yield prediction. He earned a B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Seoul National University in 1986 and 1988, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Davis in 1998.