07 May 2020

IIASA researchers win Innovative Applications in Analytics Award 2020

IIASA researchers, in collaboration with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, have been awarded first place in the 2020 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award.

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Researchers from the IIASA Ecosystems and Services and Management Program (ESM), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and Bioversity International and CIAT have won the 2020 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) for their work on data analytics for farming recommendations in Mexico. The award was given by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, Kinaxis and Adelphi University. IAAA recognizes organizations for applications that feature novel combinations of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to achieve meaningful results. 

Scientists and developers from ESM's Center for Earth Observation & Citizen Science, collaborated with CIMMYT to develop the AgroTutor mobile app, which utilizes the power of crowdsourcing to empower farmers in Mexico with comprehensive, real-time data that will hopefully lead to increased crop yields. The AgroTutor app allows farmers to register parcels of land and log relevant agronomic information such as crop management practices and yield performance to share with others. 

Watch the presentation on data analytics for farming recommendations in Mexico.

IIASA researchers and developers involved in this award winning project: Juan Carlos Laso Bayas, Steffen Fritz, Mathias Karner, Anto Subash, Moemen Saad, Christian Folberth, Juraj Balkovic Rastislav SkalskyMichael ObersteinerJesus Crespo Cuaresma, Jarka Hlouskova, and Rudolf Neubauer.



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Last edited: 27 May 2020

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Juan Carlos Laso Bayas

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Ecosystems Services and Management

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Steffen Fritz

EOCS Center Head and Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

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