Farm Vision Technologies is a startup focusing on development and commercialization of computer vision systems to enable growers of high value crops — such as fruits, berries, and nuts — to monitor the count, size and health of their plants.
We will help growers to make decisions regarding labor and sales far in advance, directly improving their revenue and reducing their costs. The data collection will seamlessly integrate into their normal farm operations. We hope to bring the precision agriculture revolution to fruit production!
Patrick has studied a variety of challenging estimation and planning problems throughout his Computer Science PhD at the University of Minnesota, which he expects to complete in 2019. He is excited to put his expertise into practice, and develop an impactful commercial product.
Volkan is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. As a cofounder and mentor, his role is to assist with R&D, and setting the strategic direction of the company.
Brian has degrees in Computer Science as well as Physics. In his career he's worked as a researcher, embedded firmware engineer, and backend web developer. At Farm Vision Brian solves whatever engineering problems need solving that day, whether it's programming, electronics, or designing 3d prints.
Alex's background is primarly in developing web applications, though he also has experience with IOT and desktop applications. At Farm Vision, Alex is working on our cloud services and web applications in a way that helps us scale our applications as we grow.
Jim is a professor of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota. He is well-known in the tree fruit and berry industries for innovations in plant breeding and genetics, and commercialization of new fruit varieties. He is the co-inventor of the Honeycrisp apple variety.
Don has decades of experience leading fast-growing technology companies in the robotics and 3D printing sectors. He has held multiple c-suite roles including Chief Operating Officer of Proto Labs. He has a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Minnesota and has held previous positions at MTS Systems, Alliant Techsystems and Honeywell Defense Systems.
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