Person

Hao Gan

Assistant Professor | Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science

Specialization: Precision Agriculture

Overview

My research focuses on sensing and control in smart agriculture. My lab develops computer vision systems, sensor networks, agricultural robots and agricultural IoT systems. Applications of those systems cover both crop and animal productions. Some examples of our past and current research projects include yield mapping of specialty crops, high-throughput phenotyping of cotton, health and welfare monitoring of broilers and beef cattle, autonomous pollination using uninhabited ground and aerial vehicles.
Smart Agriculture includes three main aspects: smart sensing, smart analysis, and smart control. My lab is committed to quality research and education related to all aspects of smart agriculture. Education provided by the lab includes two undergraduate-level classes -- BsE 351 Basic Electrical and Electronic Principles and BsE 451 Electronic Systems. I am also the mentor of our student robotics club -- ASABE Robotics Club. The goal is to Integrate research and education efforts to train the next generation of agricultural engineers.

Research Focus

Sensor/Sensing System Development
Precision Agriculture
Agricultural Robotics
Agricultural IoT
Agricultural Data management

Teaching Focus

Electronic Systems

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

BSE 351 - Basic Electrical and Electronic Principles
3 credit hour(s)

Electrical and electronic principles. circuit components; basic laws and theorems in electrical circuits; d.c. and a.c. circuit analysis; electromagnetism; transformers, three-phase circuits, etc. Includes in-class experiments.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : EF 152* or EF 158*.

BSE 451 - Electronic Systems
4 credit hour(s)

Basic electronics with biological applications. Analog and digital electronics; sensing and controlling physical and environmental parameters; sensor selection and interfacing; signal conditioning; process control. Includes laboratory experiments and design projects.

Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Design content – 1 hour.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : MATH 231, BSE 351 with grade of C or better.

BSE 457 - Honors: Electronic Systems
4 credit hour(s)

Honors version of BSE 451 that requires an additional honors component.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BSE 351 with grade of C or better.
Registration Restriction(s): Consent of instructor.

BSE 530 - Research Problems in Biosystems Engineering
1 - 3 credit hours

Theoretical and experimental studies relating to current problems in biosystems engineering.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Hayes, Douglas Gordon | Yoder, Daniel

BSE 551 - Electronic Systems
4 credit hour(s)

Basic electronics with biological applications. Analog and digital electronics; sensing and controlling physical and environmental parameters; sensor selection and interfacing; signal conditioning; process control. Includes laboratory experiments and design projects. Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 451 and 551.
Recommended Background: DC/AC Circuit Analysis in Electrical Engineering or Physics.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

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Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences Office Building
2506 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • PhD, Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida, 2018
  • MS, Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana*, 2015
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, Yangzhou University, 2012
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Hao Gan

Assistant Professor | Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Hao Gan image
Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences Office Building
2506 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • PhD, Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida, 2018
  • MS, Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana*, 2015
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, Yangzhou University, 2012
Overview

My research focuses on sensing and control in smart agriculture. My lab develops computer vision systems, sensor networks, agricultural robots and agricultural IoT systems. Applications of those systems cover both crop and animal productions. Some examples of our past and current research projects include yield mapping of specialty crops, high-throughput phenotyping of cotton, health and welfare monitoring of broilers and beef cattle, autonomous pollination using uninhabited ground and aerial vehicles.
Smart Agriculture includes three main aspects: smart sensing, smart analysis, and smart control. My lab is committed to quality research and education related to all aspects of smart agriculture. Education provided by the lab includes two undergraduate-level classes -- BsE 351 Basic Electrical and Electronic Principles and BsE 451 Electronic Systems. I am also the mentor of our student robotics club -- ASABE Robotics Club. The goal is to Integrate research and education efforts to train the next generation of agricultural engineers.

Research Focus

Sensor/Sensing System Development
Precision Agriculture
Agricultural Robotics
Agricultural IoT
Agricultural Data management

Teaching Focus

Electronic Systems

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

BSE 351 - Basic Electrical and Electronic Principles
3 credit hour(s)

Electrical and electronic principles. circuit components; basic laws and theorems in electrical circuits; d.c. and a.c. circuit analysis; electromagnetism; transformers, three-phase circuits, etc. Includes in-class experiments.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : EF 152* or EF 158*.

BSE 451 - Electronic Systems
4 credit hour(s)

Basic electronics with biological applications. Analog and digital electronics; sensing and controlling physical and environmental parameters; sensor selection and interfacing; signal conditioning; process control. Includes laboratory experiments and design projects.

Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Design content – 1 hour.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : MATH 231, BSE 351 with grade of C or better.

BSE 457 - Honors: Electronic Systems
4 credit hour(s)

Honors version of BSE 451 that requires an additional honors component.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BSE 351 with grade of C or better.
Registration Restriction(s): Consent of instructor.

BSE 530 - Research Problems in Biosystems Engineering
1 - 3 credit hours

Theoretical and experimental studies relating to current problems in biosystems engineering.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Hayes, Douglas Gordon | Yoder, Daniel

BSE 551 - Electronic Systems
4 credit hour(s)

Basic electronics with biological applications. Analog and digital electronics; sensing and controlling physical and environmental parameters; sensor selection and interfacing; signal conditioning; process control. Includes laboratory experiments and design projects. Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 451 and 551.
Recommended Background: DC/AC Circuit Analysis in Electrical Engineering or Physics.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

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