About

The PI: Amor VM Ines, Ph.D.

The cool PI

Background:

Certificate, Applied Machine Learning, 2019
Columbia Engineering Executive Education
New York, NY

Postdoc., Crop modeling, GIS and Climate, 2005
IRI/Columbia University, NY

Ph.D., Water Engineering and Management, 2002
Asian Institute of Technology
Bangkok, Thailand

M.Sc., Water Engineering and Management, 1998
Asian Institute of Technology
Bangkok, Thailand

B.Sc., Agricultural Engineering, Magna Cum Laude & Valedictorian, 1994
Mariano Marcos State University
Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Research Interests:

  • Linking climate with agriculture and water management for climate adaptation
  • Remote sensing (RS) in agriculture and water management
  • RS data assimilation with soil-vegetation-atmosphere-transfer models
  • Statistical downscaling of climate
  • Crop modeling and crop forecasting
  • Vadose zone hydrology (soil moisture, soil hydraulic properties, ET, scaling)
  • Evolutionary and biological algorithms for agriculture and water management
  • Agricultural and water resources systems analyses
  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and High Performance Computing

Experience: 

04/2015 – present. Assistant Professor. Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Michigan State University. MI, USA.

4/2015 – present. Adjunct Research Scientist. International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute, Columbia University. NY, USA.

11/2014 – present. Adjunct Professor. Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Texas A&M University. College Station, TX, USA.

09/2014 – 03/2015. Faculty Associate. Fulbright Scholar Program, Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, administered by CIES, a division of IIE. Washington, D.C., USA.

07/2014 – 03/2015. Research Scientist. International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute, Columbia University. NY, USA.

02/2008 – 06/2014. Associate Research ScientistInternational Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute, Columbia University. NY, USA.

02/2005 – 02/2008. Assistant Research Scientist. Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University. College Station, TX, USA.

01/2004 – 01/2005. Postdoctoral Research Scientist. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (now Climate and Society) (IRI), The Earth Institute, Columbia University, NY, USA.

01/2003 – 01/2004. Senior Research Associate. Space Technology Applications and Research. School of Advanced Technologies. Asian Institute of Technology. Bangkok, Thailand.

11/2000 – 01/2002. Consultant. International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Colombo, Sri Lanka.

05/1999 – 12/2000. Student Research Associate. Water Engineering and Management, School of Civil Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology. Bangkok, Thailand.

09/1998 – 12/1998. Research Associate. Water Engineering and Management, School of Civil Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Thailand.

09/1994 – 08/1996. Engineering Assistant. ASEAN-Canada Project on Solar Energy in Drying Processes, National Tobacco Administration (NTA), Batac, Ilocos, Norte, Philippines.