PhD student of Computer Science Ernest Mwebaze
has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the
Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation
in the framework of the Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders (PEARL).The investigation of machine learning based methods for the automated detection and classification of viral plant diseases is a central aspect of the project. The grant includes hardware, software development, training costs, logistics and technical support.
The four-year research project entitled Automated mobile survey technology and spatial modeling of viral cassava diseases in Uganda was proposed by E. Mwebaze (Makerere University, Uganda) as principal investigator, together with senior researchers Prof.
(University of Groningen), Dr. John Quinn (Makerere University, Uganda) and Prof. Christopher Gilligan (University of Cambridge, UK).
Polluted air, water and land can have a far-reaching effect on animals in polar regions. An international team led by Isabella Scheiber, Maarten Loonen and Jan Komdeur from the University of Groningen and including researchers from the universities...
The highly ranked Nanyang Technological University ( NTU ) in Singapore and the University of Groningen (UG) have signed a Collaborative Degree PhD Programme in Materials and Nanoscience/-engineering . This agreement allows for the co-supervision of...
Master’s student Bram Klein Kranenbarg has been awarded the SLF Graduation Prize 2018. In the final round, he beat Collin Drent of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Bram takes home the first prize for his Master’s thesis entitled Condition Based...