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Edan, Yael

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Dr. Edan holds a B.Sc in Computer Engineering, Technion; M.Sc in Agricultural Engineering, Technion and PhD in Engineering, Purdue University.
She is a Full Professor in Industrial Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). She has performed research in robotics, sensors, simulation, and decision-making systems. Her current robotics research focuses on agricultural robotics, human-robot cooperation, adaptive sensor selection and fusion. In addition, she has made major contributions in the introduction and application of intelligent automation and robotic systems to the field of agriculture with several patents.
Prof. Edan has led many international projects (USA, Japan, Europe). At BGU she has served in several management functions including Deputy Rector, Chair of the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management, Chair of the Paul Ivanier Center for Robotics and Production Management and is currently Director of the Agricultural, Biological and Cognitive Robotics Initiative. Prof. Edan is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and ASAE, Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food and Biological Systems. She has been the Chair of the Flexible Automation and Robotics/Mechatronics and BioRobotics committees.

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