Kalkidan Fekadu

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Postgraduate Associate
Area of Interest: 
Remote Sensing and Machine Learning

I am from Ethiopia. I have lived in Shanghai for four years, where I experienced different cultures that broadened my understanding of the world. I graduated from New York University Shanghai in 2019 with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. After graduation, I have been working at an Artificial Intelligence laboratory in Ethiopia. During my time at the laboratory, I have helped develop a land-use recommendation system, that recommends land management techniques for specific locations in the country based on various geographical variables. I am interested in designing and building agricultural software products that can help farmers and decision-makers in African countries to gain access to reliable and timely information.  My current research interest is using remote sensing data and Machine Learning techniques to identify patterns and recommend potential solutions that can improve the agricultural sector in Ethiopia.