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Dr. Lav Khot Precision Agriculture

Brief Resume


  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, North Dakota State University, August 2009
  • M.S. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, August 2006
  • M.E. Agricultural systems and Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, August 2004
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing, CDAC’s Advanced Computer Training School, Ahmadabad (Ministry of IT, Govt. of India), January 2002
  • B. Tech. Agricultural Engineering, MPKV, Rahuri-India, June 2001

Honors and Awards

  • New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Washington DC (2018)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Biosystems Engineering (2018)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (2018; 2015)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Information & Electrical Technology (IET) division of ASABE journals (2010)
  • Frank Bain Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009, NDSU, Fargo, ND
  • Non-Faculty Travel Awards  at NDSU:  to present research at 2006 CSBE/ASABE conference, SK, Canada and at 2008 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Providence, RI
  • Special Partial Scholarship, AIT, Thailand, 2003-2004
  • Brahad Bharti Merit-cum-Scholarship Awards during B. Tech. for year 1999, 2000

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • International Society for Horticultural Science (Since 2017)
    • Chair, ‘Mechanization, Digitization, Sensing and Robotics Working Group’ (2018-2022)
    • Chair, ‘Precision Horticulture Engineering Working Group’ (2017-2018)
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (Since 2005)
  • Associate Editor, ASABE Transactions
  • Past Chair, ITSC-348 Electromagnetics & Spectroscopy (2019-2021)
  • Secretory, ITSC-01/02 Executive Committee (2020-21)
  • Committees: PM54: Precision Agriculture;  MS60: Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture; IET312: Machine vision
  • International Society for Optics and Photonics (Since 2016)
  • International Society of Precision Agriculture (Since 2012)
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (Since 2004)
  • Invited Member of Alpha Epsilon Honor Society (2007)
  • Toastmasters International: Competent Communicator (2011)
  • Multi-state Project
    • S-1069: Research & extension for UAS applications in U.S. agriculture and natural resources (Secretary 2019)
    • NCERA 180: Precision agriculture technologies for food, fiber, and energy production
  • Associate Editor, CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, Springer Nature (Since 2021)

Lav Khot

Ag Tech Building
24106 N. Bunn Road
Prosser, WA 99350-8694
TEL: (509) 786-9302
(WSU direct: 6-1302)

L.J. Smith Hall 206
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6120
TEL: (509) 335-5638

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