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Collaborative Research Between CMINDS and Massachusetts Local Industry

Collaborative Research Between CMINDS and Massachusetts Local Industry

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Plant Stress 2 Graph

05/21/2014


Prof. Dalila Megherbi and her graduate student Julie Blumenthal, from the CMINDS center, have been working with a local Massachusetts company, Grow Tech Inc., in the biomedical imaging field. Megherbi and Blumenthal have been conducting research using computational intelligence techniques to detect, classify and predict plant stress and plant diseases before symptoms become visible to the human eye. The goal of the research is to help the agriculture industry provide early intervention aimed at avoiding crop damage catastrophes, therefore saving millions of dollars. The CMINDS and Grow Tech team have been invited to present its research findings at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications, in May 2014.