Xin Zhang

Xin Zhang

Assistant Professor

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 241 Agricultural and Biological Engineering

FAA Certified sUAS Remote Pilot
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  • Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Washington State University
  • M.S., Agriculture, Northwest A&F University
  • B.S., Agronomy, Gansu Agriculture University

Experience Record

  • 08/2021–Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University
  • 06/2020–07/2021, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis

Specialty Areas

  • Computer Vision
  • 2D/3D Canopy Mapping
  • Agricultural Robotics and Mechanization
  • Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Deep Learning and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Feature Engineering
  • Controlled Environment Engineering

Research Interests

  • Smart/Digital Agriculture
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Agriculture
  • Crop Prediction Models
  • UAV/UGV Swarm



  • “2020 Giuseppe Pellizzi Prize” by Club of Bologna for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Agricultural Engineering
  • 2020 ASABE “Rain Bird Engineering Concept of the Year Award”
  • 2019 ASABE “Superior Paper Award”
  • 2018 Joint International Conference on Smart Agriculture and Bio-Robotics 2nd Prize of “Best Paper Award of University of Nottingham”
  • 2017 WSU BSE Scholarship Award: Arnie & Marta Kegel Endowed Fellowship