Postdoctoral Associate, Nutrient Management Spear Program, Animal Science
Sunoj Shajahan is a postdoctoral associate with the Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP). Sunoj joined in 2019 and has been involved in precision agriculture projects at NMSP. He is developing an alternative approach to estimate and predict yield (corn grain and silage) using a time-series drone and satellite imagery. Along with these imageries, he is also interested in understanding the interaction between other data layers such as weather, topography, and landforms, with the yield monitor data. His goal is to develop farm-specific yield models with the use of multi-year yield monitor data and remotely sensed data layers. He is exploring big data analytics using cloud computing to analyze and build such models.
My research focuses on using advanced data analytics (machine learning and deep learning) on multi-source geospatial data and developing data-driven decision support tools for agriculture in near real-time. I have been fascinated and involved in using free and open-source software (FOSS) platforms for geospatial data analysis and tool development.
- Ph.D., Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, USA
- M.Tech., Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, India
- B. Tech., Food Process Engineering - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, India
Geospatial data analysis
Awards & Honors
- People Choice Award, NDSU Graduate Student Council, 2019.
- Travel Award, Production Ag Symposium, University of Minnesota, 2019.
- Superior Paper Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), 2018.
- Graduate Student Research Award (Ph.D., First place), ASABE AABFEIO, 2017
- Graduate Student Research Award (Ph.D., First place), ASABE AABFEIO, 2016
- Technical Community Paper Award, ASABE Information Technology, Sensors, and Control Systems (ITSC), 2016.
- Merit Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2012-2014.
Frank B. Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
ss2678 [at] cornell.edu
Sunoj in the news
The Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) works with farmers, farm advisors and state agencies to conduct research and advise on the nutrient management of field crops across New York State. This summer, the program welcomed Dairy...
- Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Animal Science
Benjamin Yeh ’22 is a Statistics major with a minor in Computer Science and Celia Walden ’22 is a Biometry and Statistics major. What do they have in common? Having no prior experience with agriculture, Yeh and Walden spent the last year working with the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) where they dove into the rapidly expanding field of digital agriculture.
- Animal Science
- Digital Agriculture