The DAISy Lab


Sierra Young

Assistant Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

North Carolina State University


The DAISy (Digital Agroecology and Intelligent Systems) Lab advances technical and human-centered design approaches for robotic and sensor systems to monitor agricultural and natural processes, while ensuring these systems are usable and adopted. Research in the DAISy Lab is done at the intersection of sensors and robotics, data analytics, and decision support, with a focus on technology development.

Dr. Sierra Young is an Assistant Professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. Broadly speaking, her research focuses around the use of electronics, robotics, and automation for sensing and sense-making in natural and agricultural systems. She has expertise in deploying unmanned systems (including land, air, and surface vehicles) for hydrologic, environmental, and phenotyping applications.


  • Agriculture and Biosensing Applications
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Visual Sensing
  • Human-Robot Interaction


  • PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2018

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2014

    Cornell University

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