Yin Bao

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Yin Bao

Assistant Professor of Digital Agriculture

Office location:

Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Resources and links


  • Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, China Agricultural University

Current courses 

  • PLSC 467/667, MEEG 667 – Digital Technology for Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • MEEG 401 – Senior Design (faculty advisor)

Research interests

The Digital Agriculture Lab focuses on automation technology for facilitating scientific discoveries and advancing production systems in agriculture and forestry. Specifically, Prof. Bao 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.

Professional activities

  • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • Member, International Society of Precision Agriculture
  • Associate Editor for ASABE journals