Works (27)

Updated: May 13th, 2024 08:14

2024 journal article

TOWARDS AUTONOMOUS, OPTIMAL WATER SAMPLING WITH AERIAL AND SURFACE VEHICLES FOR RAPID WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT

JOURNAL OF THE ASABE, 67(1), 91–98.

By: A. Nguyen*, J. Ore*, C. Castro-Bolinaga, S. Hall* & S. Young*

author keywords: Mariculture; Robotics; Traveling salesperson problem; Vehicle routing
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 7, 2024

2023 journal article

Predicting foliar nutrient concentrations and nutrient deficiencies of hydroponic lettuce using hyperspectral imaging

BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING, 230, 458–469.

By: P. Pandey n, P. Veazie n, B. Whipker n & S. Young*

author keywords: Imaging spectroscopy; Nutrient prediction; Hydroponic culture; Salanova green
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 10, 2023

2023 journal article

Towards rapid weight assessment of finishing pigs using a handheld, mobile RGB-D camera

BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING, 226, 155–168.

By: A. Nguyen n, J. Holt n, M. Knauer n, V. Abner n, E. Lobaton n & S. Young n

author keywords: Precision livestock farming; Deep learning; Weight prediction; Depth imaging
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 22, 2023

2022 journal article

Detection of crop diseases using enhanced variability imagery data and convolutional neural networks

COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 193.

author keywords: Crop disease; Convolutional Neural Networks; Classification; Precision agriculture; Generalization
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 7, 2022

2022 journal article

Hyperspectral Imaging With Machine Learning to Differentiate Cultivars, Growth Stages, Flowers, and Leaves of Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 12.

By: Y. Lu*, S. Young n, E. Linder n, B. Whipker n & D. Suchoff n

author keywords: industrial hemp; classification; hyperspectral imaging; image processing; machine learning
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 28, 2022

2022 journal article

Hyperspectral imaging with chemometrics for non-destructive determination of cannabinoids in floral and leaf materials of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 202.

By: Y. Lu*, X. Li n, S. Young*, X. Li n, E. Linder n & D. Suchoff n

author keywords: Imaging spectroscopy; Cannabis; Cannabinoids; Quantification; Wavelength selection
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 3, 2023

2022 journal article

Impact of Macronutrient Fertility on Mineral Uptake and Growth of Lactuca sativa 'Salanova Green' in a Hydroponic System

HORTICULTURAE, 8(11).

By: P. Veazie n, P. Pandey n, S. Young n, M. Ballance n, K. Hicks* & B. Whipker n

author keywords: lettuce; nutrient rates; fertility; nitrogen; phosphorus; potassium; calcium; magnesium; sulfur
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 18, 2022

2022 article

NAPPN Annual Conference Abstract: Hyperspectral imaging for non-destructive determination of cannabinoids in floral and leaf materials of industrial hemp

Young, S., Lu, Y., Li, X., Li, X., Linder, E., & Suchoff, D. (2022, October 5).

By: S. Young*, Y. Lu*, X. Li n, X. Li n, E. Linder n & D. Suchoff n

Source: ORCID
Added: October 6, 2022

2022 journal article

Robust plant segmentation of color images based on image contrast optimization

COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 193.

By: Y. Lu*, S. Young n, H. Wang* & N. Wijewardane*

author keywords: Plant segmentation; Image contrast; Automatic thresholding; Color images; Dataset
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 7, 2022

2022 article

Ten Simple Rules for Researchers Who Want to Develop Web Apps

Saia, S., Nelson, N., Young, S., Parham, S., & Vandegrift, M. (2022, January 31). (Vol. 1). Vol. 1.

By: S. Saia n, N. Nelson n, S. Young n, S. Parham n & M. Vandegrift n

Source: ORCID
Added: July 19, 2021

2022 journal article

Ten simple rules for researchers who want to develop web apps

PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, 18(1).

By: S. Saia n, N. Nelson n, S. Young n, S. Parham n & M. Vandegrift n

Ed(s): S. Markel

MeSH headings : Computational Biology / methods; Computational Biology / organization & administration; Humans; Internet; Software; Software Design
TL;DR: Ten Simple Rules are shared, which highlight take home messages, including lessons learned and practical tips, of the experience as burgeoning web app developers and hope researchers interested in developing web apps draw insights from them as they set out on their decision support tool development journey. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 7, 2022

2022 journal article

The Effect of Harvest Date on Temporal Cannabinoid and Biomass Production in the Floral Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Cultivars BaOx and Cherry Wine

HORTICULTURAE, 8(10).

By: E. Linder n, S. Young*, X. Li n, S. Inoa n & D. Suchoff n

author keywords: CBD; THC; hemp; Cannabis sativa; biomass; cannabinoids
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 26, 2022

2022 journal article

The Effect of Transplant Date and Plant Spacing on Biomass Production for Floral Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

AGRONOMY-BASEL, 12(8).

By: E. Linder n, S. Young*, X. Li n, S. Inoa n & D. Suchoff n

author keywords: hemp; cannabis; biomass; cannabinoid; CBD; plant density
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 8, 2022

2021 journal article

FRONTIER: AUTONOMY IN DETECTION, ACTUATION, AND PLANNING FOR ROBOTIC WEEDING SYSTEMS

TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE, 64(2), 557–563.

By: P. Pandey*, H. Narayan & S. Young*

author keywords: Artificial intelligence; Automated systems; Automated weeding; Weed control
TL;DR: Deep learning methods have resulted in accurate, fast, and robust weed detection and identification and additional key technologies under development include precision actuation and multi-vehicle planning. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 24, 2021

2021 journal article

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING WITH COST-SENSITIVE LEARNING FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT SCREENING OF LOBLOLLY PINE (PINUS TAEDA L.) SEEDLINGS FOR FREEZE TOLERANCE

TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE, 64(6), 2045–2059.

By: Y. Lu*, K. Payn*, P. Pandey*, J. Acosta, A. Heine*, T. Walker*, S. Young*

author keywords: Cost-sensitive learning; Freeze tolerance; Hyperspectral imaging; Plant phenotyping; Support vector machine
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that hyperspectral imaging can provide tree breeders with a valuable tool for improved efficiency and objectivity in the characterization and screening of freeze tolerance for loblolly pine. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 7, 2022

2021 journal article

Hyperspectral Imaging Combined with Machine Learning for the Detection of Fusiform Rust Disease Incidence in Loblolly Pine Seedlings

REMOTE SENSING, 13(18).

By: P. Pandey n, K. Payn n, Y. Lu*, A. Heine n, T. Walker n, J. Acosta n, S. Young n

author keywords: plant imaging; computer vision; forestry; disease discrimination; hyperspectral imaging; plant phenotyping; machine learning
TL;DR: This study investigates the use of hyperspectral imaging for the detection of diseased seedlings in loblolly pine using artificial inoculation of seedlings and spectral data from the top half of the stem to build a classification model. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2021

2021 article

Opportunities for Robotic Systems and Automation in Cotton Production

Barnes, E., Morgan, G., Hake, K., Devine, J., Kurtz, R., Ibendahl, G., … Holt, G. (2021, June). AGRIENGINEERING, Vol. 3, pp. 339–362.

By: E. Barnes*, G. Morgan*, K. Hake*, J. Devine*, R. Kurtz*, G. Ibendahl*, A. Sharda*, G. Rains* ...

author keywords: cotton; automation; robotics; UGV; machine vision
TL;DR: Current and future advances in automation has, could, or will impact cotton production practices, as well as potential opportunities to automate processes, are considered. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 3, 2021

2021 journal article

Prediction of Freeze Damage and Minimum Winter Temperature of the Seed Source of Loblolly Pine Seedlings Using Hyperspectral Imaging

FOREST SCIENCE, 67(3), 321–334.

By: Y. Lu*, T. Walker n, J. Acosta n, S. Young n, P. Pandey n, A. Heine n, K. Payn n

author keywords: loblolly pine; freeze damage; hyperspectral imaging; predictive modeling; variable selection
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 7, 2021

2021 journal article

Spectral light-reflection data dimensionality reduction for timely detection of yellow rust

Precision Agriculture, 22(1), 267–286.

author keywords: Wheat yellow rust; Random forest; Early detection; Hyper-spectral; Multi-spectral; Spectroscopy; Sensing; Detection
TL;DR: These findings lay the groundwork for the development of high-throughput YR screening in the field implementing multispectral digital camera sensors that can be mounted on autonomous vehicles or a drone as part of an integrated disease management scheme. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 14, 2020

2021 article

The Effects of Interface Views on Performing Aerial Telemanipulation Tasks Using Small UAVs

Young, S. N., Lanciloti, R. J., & Peschel, J. M. (2021, April 8). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ROBOTICS, Vol. 4.

By: S. Young n, R. Lanciloti* & J. Peschel*

author keywords: Manipulation; Tablet interface; Human robot interaction; UAV
TL;DR: Data regarding view use, view effectiveness, and task type can be used for further developing interfacing for aerial manipulators that change and adapt to the environment and task. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 10, 2021

2020 journal article

A process‐based approach to attribution of historical streamflow decline in a data‐scarce and human‐dominated watershed

Hydrological Processes.

Sierra Young

author keywords: attribution; data scarcity; groundwater depletion; hydrological change; nonstationary hydrology; streamflow generation
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2020

2020 journal article

A survey of public datasets for computer vision tasks in precision agriculture

Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 178, 105760.

By: Y. Lu n & S. Young n

author keywords: Dataset; Crop; Computer vision; Precision agriculture; Robotics; Data sharing; Images
TL;DR: This paper makes the first comprehensive but not exhaustive review of the public image datasets collected under field conditions for facilitating precision agriculture, which include 15 datasets on weed control, 10 datasets on fruit detection, and 9 datasets on miscellaneous applications. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: November 8, 2020

2020 journal article

Review of Human–Machine Interfaces for Small Unmanned Systems With Robotic Manipulators

IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 50(2), 131–143.

By: S. Young n & J. Peschel n

author keywords: Manipulators; Task analysis; Workstations; Robot sensing systems; Performance evaluation; Human-robot interaction; manipulators; tele-robotics; unmanned aerial vehicles; user interfaces
TL;DR: The human operator interfacing for over 70 teleoperated systems is surveyed, the effects of physical and visual interface factors on user performance are summarized, and these findings are discussed in the context of telemanipulating SUS. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 14, 2020

2019 journal article

A Framework for Evaluating Field-Based, High-Throughput Phenotyping Systems: A Meta-Analysis

SENSORS, 19(16).

By: S. Young n

author keywords: systems analysis; human-machine interaction; complexity analysis; technology adoption
TL;DR: This work suggests that additional research and development are needed focused around data handling and management, specifically data transfer from the field to the data processing pipeline, and design standardization of the factors common across all FB-HTP systems to limit the competing drivers of system complexity and utility. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 23, 2019

2019 journal article

Design and field evaluation of a ground robot for high-throughput phenotyping of energy sorghum

Precision Agriculture, 20(4), 697–722.

By: S. Young*, E. Kayacan* & J. Peschel*

author keywords: Agricultural robotics; Field-based phenotyping; Plant imaging; Sorghum
Source: ORCID
Added: January 6, 2020

2017 journal article

Robot-Assisted Measurement for Hydrologic Understanding in Data Sparse Regions

Water, 9(7), 494.

author keywords: unmanned aerial vehicle; unmanned surface vehicle; remote sensing; agricultural water management
Source: ORCID
Added: January 6, 2020

journal article

High-precision control of tracked field robots in the presence of unknown traction coefficients

Kayacan, E., Young, S. N., Peschel, J. M., & Chowdhary, G. Journal of Field Robotics, 0(0).

author keywords: agriculture; control; field robot; mobile robot; path tracking; robot control
TL;DR: A real‐time RHEC framework is developed and applied to a fully autonomous mobile robotic platform designed by the authors for in‐field phenotyping applications in sorghum fields, and the results show an accurate tracking performance on a bumpy and wet soil field. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 6, 2020

Employment

Updated: January 6th, 2022 15:49

2022 - present

Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University Logan, UT, US
Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering

2019 - 2021

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Assistant Professor Biological and Agricultural Engineering

2017 - 2018

Iowa State University Ames, IA, US
Visiting Scholar Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

2016 - 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, US
Department of Defense NDSEG Research Fellow Civil Engineering

Education

Updated: December 26th, 2019 15:16

2016 - 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, US
Ph.D. Civil Engineering

2014 - 2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, US
M.S. Civil Engineering

2010 - 2014

Cornell University Ithaca, NY, US
B.S. Civil Engineering

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