Dr Ebrahim Jahanshiri

SENIOR RESEARCH PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, CROPBASE
Dr. Ebrahim Jahanshiri is leading the design, development and delivery of data-driven products and services that include first ever analytical database for crops that spans over all aspects of value chain and a suite of decision support tools for agricultural diversification.

He has a PhD in GIS and Geomatics Engineering and Masters in Precision Farming and has received 3 scholarship grants under the graduate fellowship for both his Master's and PhD. Through his career, he has been involved with teaching spatial statistics and GIS courses, data modelling and software development projects such as “The development of a spatial decision support system for precision farming of rice in Malaysia” and “Enhancing Productivity and Sustainability of Palm Oil Milling Industry”. Dr Jahanshiri has been awarded 2 patents and filed for 3 copyrights regarding the algorithm and software for the above projects. His main research projects are developing combined soil-climate indices for crop suitability mapping at the global scale, crop modelling, developing remote sensing and crowd sourcing systems for crop monitoring as well as development of ontologies for underutilised crops.

His programme has recently been chosen as the only data driven startup that is active in agriculture by the Open Data Institute (UK) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and been given a grant for further development of the programme. Dr Jahanshiri is a member of Foundation for Open Access Statistics (FOAS), Pedometrics International Union of Soil Scientists, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).
 
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