Mobile Crop Surveillance Project
AI Research labs,Makerere visits AI labs EPFL, Switzerland.
Author: Mutembesa Daniel
The AI Research labs recently visited the Artificial Intelligence labs at EPFL in Switzerland to compare progress on shared research components and interests with the digital crop epidemiology and incentive schemes for engaging crowdsourcing in monitoring environmental phenomenon.
The visit was conducted under the invitation of Prof. Boi Faltings, the Director AI labs, EPFL and interfaced with a number of doctoral students under the lab.
During the meetings, we met with Prof. Salathe Marcel, a leader in digital epidemiology and run the innovation Plant Village which envisions to be an online information hub about plants from world all over.
Combining our recent experiences in monitoring and surveillance of crop health, we may seek to join hands in the future tor joint research.
The visit was also to foster relations and further collaborations between the labs.
The AI Reseach labs, Makerere was represented by Mutembesa Daniel, a research scholar on the mCROPS project under the AI lab whose research is centred on all year round adhoc surveillance of cassava health around the country using real-time crowdsourced surveillance data from mobile smartphone users.
The sub-project also includes designing incentive schemes to support the adhoc crowdsourcing.
The visit was from the 14th of August to the 19th August 2016.
The AI Labs are located at the Ecole de Polytechnique de Federale de Lausanne.
Here is a recap of what transpired at the visit & follow youtube.com/Mcrops_AI Research Labs
authored by: Mutembesa Daniel
Lead Researcher & Project Head | Adhoc Surveillance Project
a sub-project of mCROPS | www.mcrops.org
|From Right – Left: Prof. Marcel Salathe , Prof. Boi Faltings , Mutembesa Daniel|
|Prof. Boi Faltings , Director of AI labs, EPFL and Mutembesa Daniel|