Lecture – Prof. GERHARD P. HANCKE, University of Pretoria

Advanced Sensor Networks in Agriculture


Mingfa Pearl Spring Hotel

Contents of the Lecture:

For monitoring of environmental parameters and soil conditions to reduce resource usage and increase/optimise crop yield. It will cover the following topics:

  • Precision Agriculture
  • IoT Ecosystem for Agriculture
  • Advanced Sensor Networks in Agriculture
  • Advanced Sensing in Agriculture and Sensor Fusion
  • Research by the ASN Group at the University of Pretoria
  • Advanced Sensing in Agriculture – Challenges
About the Reporter:

GERHARD P. HANCKE (IEEE Fellow) received the BSc, BEng and MEng from the University of Stellenbosch, and the DEng from the University of Pretoria in 1983, both in South Africa. He is a Professor with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria. He is the founder and immediate past Head of the Advanced Sensor Networks (ASN) Research Group and currently Director of the Centre for Connected Intelligence. He is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leading Scholar in ASN research, especially aimed at industrial applications and his papers attracted high citation numbers in high impact journals. Four of his papers are among the top 1% within a research field in the latest ESI (Essential science indicators) update. He co-edited a textbook Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications, Protocols, and Standards,(2013), the first on the topic. He has been a Guest Co-Editor of Special Sections, as well as Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics/Electronics and IEEE Access. He has been appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics from 2019.