Qin ZhangDr. Qin Zhang is the director of the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems and a professor of agricultural automation in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Washington State University (WSU). Before joining the faculty at WSU, he was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has authored two textbooks and six separate book chapters, edited two technical books and two conference proceedings, published 125 journal articles, presented more than 200 papers at professional conferences, and been awarded 10 U.S. patents. He is currently the editor in chief of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.