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Yin Bao

Yin Bao

Assistant Professor
138 Townsend Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-

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PhD | Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University
BE | Mechanical Engineering, China Agricultural University


Dr. Yin Bao is currently an Assistant Professor in both Plant and Soil Sciences and Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Delaware in 2023, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University since 2019. He received his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from China Agricultural University in 2012 with a focus on automotive electronics. Dr. Bao earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from Iowa State University (ISU) in 2018 and continued his postdoctoral research at ISU until 2019. His research focuses on automation technology for facilitating scientific discoveries and advancing production systems in agriculture and forestry. Specifically, he leverages sensors, multimodal imaging, machine/deep learning-based predictive models, unmanned ground/aerial vehicles, and robotics to develop reliable, affordable, and efficient tools for rapid phenotyping and precision farming of crops and livestock.


  • Robotics & Controls


  • Spectral Imaging and Machine Vision, Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Robotic Manipulator, Artificial Intelligence


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