Winner of the 3-minute Thesis competition, Kriti Bhargava discusses her work on PrecisionDairy which is part of the Future Agri-Food Partnership
The winner of the 3-minute Thesis competition is Kriti Bhargava.
Kriti made a 3-minute Thesis presentation at Research Day, discussing her research topic of ‘Wireless Sensor Based Data Analytics for Precision Farming’ which she is undertaking as a PhD programme with the supervision of academics from the School of Science in WIT (Dr Stepan Ivanov and Prof William Donnelly). As winner of this competition, Kriti has now been put forward as a semi-finalist for Vitae’s, global, 3-Minute Thesis competition 2017. Kriti’s presentation can be viewed here.
Having graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Technology dual degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the LNM Institute of Information Technology, India, Kriti joined the research team at the TSSG to commence her PhD studies.
With agriculture and technology converging to deliver huge benefits to farming, Kriti outlined the nature of her research project, “I am currently working on a project titled PrecisionDairy: Using precision technologies, technology platforms and computational biology to increase the economic and environmental sustainability of pasture-based production systems.” Her project is jointly supported by SFI and Teagasc as part of the Future Agri-Food Partnership.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and fog computing play a large part in Kriti’s work. She is using these paradigms to address 3 aspects of her project:
- Development of a universal sensor system to monitor farm conditions, and animal health and mobility (cow wearable devices).
- Design and development of algorithms for edge-based analytics on the static farm sensors and cow wearables.
- Development of wireless sensor communication techniques and policy logic for data exchange between sensor devices and sensor devices to cloud gateway node.
Kriti sees her future being aligned to research. “I hope to continue working as a post-doc researcher in the area of IoT and Fog Computing. I wish to address the challenges associated with latency sensitive applications in the area of Smart Health.”
This article is part of a series on Research Day 2017