The Department welcomes Dr. Sierra Young to NC State as an assistant professor in biosensors.
Young’s research interests focus around the use of robotics and automation for sensing and sense-making in agricultural, natural, and urban systems. Her research also focuses on human-robot interaction.
Before joining the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NC State, Young graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cornell University and a master’s and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Previously, Young was a Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellow and a visiting scholar in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department at Iowa State University.
She will soon be speaking at Phenome 2019, a conference that represents a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computational scientists, and representatives from U.S. federal agencies who come together in a rich and diverse networking environment to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects.