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Colloquium on Digital Transformation Science

December 2, 3 pm CT

Quantifying Carbon Credit over U.S. Midwestern Cropland Using AI-Based Data-Model Fusion

Kaiyu Guan, Blue Waters Associate Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


In this talk, we will first provide an overview of the background on agriculture carbon credit, and then focus on the quantification of field-level carbon credit, including the issues in the conventional methods, and our proposed “System-of-Systems” solution that leverages various sources of sensing data, process-based modeling, and AI-based Model-Data Fusion methods. to achieve field-level, accurate, scalable and cost-effective quantification.

Kaiyu Guan is the Blue Waters Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He got his PhD at Princeton University and was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. His research group uses satellite data, computational models, field work, and AI to address how climate and human practices affect crop productivity, water resource availability, and ecosystem functioning. He has published over 100 papers in leading scientific journals and leads over 15 federal grants from NASA, NSF, DOE, and USDA. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, the NASA New Investigator Award, the AGU Early Career Award in Global Environmental Change, and was a Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists Finalist. 

Announcing our Third Call for Proposals:

AI to Transform Cybersecurity and Secure Critical Infrastructure

It is anticipated that up to USD $10 million in Research Awards will be awarded from this Call for Proposals. Proposals can request funding of USD $100,000 to $1,000,000 for an initial period of one (1) year.

C3DTI will also make available up to USD $2 million in Azure Cloud computing resources, supercomputing resources at UIUC’s NCSA and LBNL’s NERSC, and free, unlimited access to the C3 AI Suite hosted on the Microsoft Azure Cloud. 

Proposals are Due February 7, 2022

Awards will be made in March 2022 with start dates of around June 1, 2022

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