Dr. Khot works in the Agricultural Automation Engineering research emphasis area of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. His research and extension program focuses on “Sensing and automation technologies for site specific and precision management of production agriculture”. Special emphasis is towards integration of
- Remote Sensing (Unmanned and Manned Aerial Systems)
- Ground-based (Proximal) Crop Sensing
- Decision Support Systems and Information Delivery Technologies
- Precise Applications of various Production Inputs
- Agricultural Machinery and Processes
- Data-based Modeling
Brief Bio: Dr. Lav R. Khot obtained his M.E. from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (2004) and M.S. from Iowa State University (2006). He received his Ph.D. from North Dakota State University in 2009. Prior to joining WSU, he was postdoctoral researcher at Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida (2009-2013). Since January 2015, his research and extension program at Department of Biological Systems Engineering and WSU CPAAS focuses on “Precision Agricultural Technologies” with above mentioned emphasis.
Dr. Khot is recipient of ‘2018 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research’ Award from Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. He is an active member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) and serves as Associate Editor of MS Technical community of Transactions of ASABE, Applied Engineering in Agriculture. He is chair of ASABE ITSC 348 committee, Secretory of S1069 Multi-State Group. Dr. Khot also chairs the ‘Mechanization, Digitization, Sensing & Robotics’ Working Group of International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).