Building scalable IT-based Systems to deliver actionable agricultural information to farmers
Seminar Title: Building scalable IT-based Systems to deliver actionable agricultural information to farmers
Speaker: Prof. P. Krishna Reddy, IIIT Hyderabad and Program Director, ITRA: Agriculture & Food, DietY, Govt. of India.
Date and time: 1:30 – 2:30pm, 27 November, 2015
Seminar venue: CB11.12.113
Seminar Chairman: Prof Longbing Cao, AAi
Prof Reddy’s research spans in three areas: database systems, data mining and IT for Agriculture. He has proposed speculative locking protocols for better transaction management. He is currently investigating approaches to extract diverse frequent patterns for better recommender systems and coverage patterns to improve online advertising. He has also conceptualized and built IT-based systems such as eSagu, eAgromet and Virtual Crop Labs to improve the performance of the agriculture. As a part of the talk, after discussing the key contributions in database systems and data mining, he will share the experiences of conceptualization and building of IT-based systems for better agriculture and excite the participants to conceive and build IT-based systems for better agriculture/ society.
P. Krishna Reddy is a professor at Center for Data Engineering, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H), Hyderabad, India, since 2007. Since November 2013, he is also serving as a Program Director, ITRA-Agriculture & Food, Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA), Division of Media Lab Asia, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India. He has worked as an associate professor at the same university from 2002 to 2006. From 1997 to 2002, he was a research associate at the Center for Conceptual Information Processing Research, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo. From 1994 to 1996, he worked as a faculty member at the Division of Computer Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi. During the summer of 2003, he was a visiting researcher at Institute for Software Research International, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA. He has received both MTech and PhD degrees in computer science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1991 and 1994, respectively. His research interests include data mining, web mining, data management, transaction models, distributed computing, and ICTs for agriculture. He has published about 115 refereed research papers which include 15 journal papers and three book chapters. He has delivered several invited/panel talks at the reputed conferences and workshops in India and abroad. He was a proceedings chair of COMAD 2008 and a workshop chair of KDRS 2010. He has organized the 14th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD2010) in Hyderabad, India. He has got several awards and recognitions. He is a steering committee member of pacific-asia data mining conference series since 2010. He has got two best paper awards. Since 2004, he has been investigating the building of eSagu system, which is an IT-based Personalized Agro-Advisory system, to provide scientific agricultural information to farming community. The eSagu system has got several recognitions including CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Project Award in 2006 and Manthan Award in 2008. In addition to eSagu system, since 2010, he is investigating the building of eAgromet system which is an ICT-based agro-meteorological advisory system to provide risk mitigation information to farmers with the funding support from Indian Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences.