Researcher biography

Dr. Yan Zhao's research

Dr. Yan Zhao is a remote sensing scientist. His reserarch employs remote sensing observation of agricultural systems to reveal their spatial and temporal patterns and to promote earth observation techniques and modelling. His current interest is focused on developing improved algorithms, data inputs and thematic outputs which enable the mapping of the cropping systems and their dynamics from the field to national scales. Such maps enable better informed approaches to agricultural management, including precision agriculture, food security and agricultural markets. Dr. Zhao uses both machine and deep learning, and data driven agro-climatology modelling techniques in his work. He worked closely with institutes and industry partners across Australia to develop the applications using different earth observation platforms, including drones, aeroplanes and satellites, for Australia's dryland cropping system.