Purdue Agriculture InFocus

Spring 2020 New Faculty Welcome

Join us in welcoming these new Purdue Agriculture faculty members
Davide Cammarano Davide Cammarano, Associate Professor in Digital Agriculture, Agronomy. Dr. Cammarano joins us from the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he was a research scientist. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne. Davide's research interests are in crop modeling, precision agriculture, agronomy, remote sensing, and climate forecasts in agriculture.
Greg Fraley Greg Fraley, Terry and Sandra Tucker Family Endowed Chair of Poultry Science, Animal Sciences. Dr. Fraley earned his bachelor's degree in animal science and master's degree in physiology, both from the University of Maryland at College Park, and the Ph.D. in neuroscience from Washington State University at Pullman. He came to Purdue from the Biology department at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. While at Hope College, he developed an outstanding record of teaching excellence and scholarship, receiving national recognition, including by the Midwest Poultry Consortium in 2017. His research focuses on duck neurobiology.
Sung Kim Sung Kim, Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics. Dr. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Oberlin College, a master's in information systems from Stevens Institute of Technology, an M.A./M.S. in economics and statistics from California State University, East Bay, and a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on how unstructured communication can facilitate social movements online. He is also interested in using statistics and machine learning to make sense of complex events in our data-rich world. Prior to academia, Dr. Kim served as a management consultant and manager. 
Jianzhu Ma Zianzhu Ma, Walther Assistant Professor in Cancer Molecular Genetics and Assistant Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Ma holds appointments in the Departments of Computer Science and Biochemistry. He earned his Ph.D in computational biology from the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, and his B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Peking University. The main focus of his work is to develop novel computational models for translation of patient data to precision diagnosis and treatment for complex diseases, such as cancer.
Diane Wang Diane Wang, Assistant Professor, Agronomy. Dr. Wang is a plant systems modeler who studies technologies that monitor plant health, field conditions and weather in real time. The goal of her research is to improve predications for agricultural crops under novel environments.
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