Dr. Ian Stavness
GIFS Enhancement Chair and Program Director, P2IRC
Ian Stavness is the GIFS Enhancement Chair in Computational Agriculture, the Program Director of the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre and an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. His research involves image analysis, machine learning and computer modelling for biological, biomedical and agricultural applications. On the Deep Learning for Phenomics project of P2IRC, Prof. Stavness and his team develop new methods to extract digital signatures from crop images (e.g., taken with drones and tractors) and new software to model and analyze plant data. Prof. Stavness serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).