Jianfeng Zhou

Jianfeng Zhou


Associate Professor

Division of Plant Science and Technology

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Zhou’s research focuses on development and implementation of digital and precision agriculture technology for efficient and climate-smart crop and animal production. His research interests include development of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled high-throughput crop phenotyping, mechanical and robotic harvesting technologies for specialty crops, smart and precision livestock farming and autonomous tractor technology.

Zhou is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Systems Technology at the Division of Plant Science and Technology. He received PhD degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Washington State University in 2014. He joined the University of Missouri in 2016 with a research and teaching appointment. Dr. Zhou teaches courses related to sensors, control and internet of things technology in agricultural systems. His research interests mainly focus on digital and precision agriculture, computer vision, high-throughput crop phenotyping, robotic harvesting technologies and precision livestock farming. Dr. Zhou authored more than 50 journal papers and six book chapters, edited two books. His research also resulted in serval invention disclosures and patents. Zhou serves as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Plant Science, Journal of ASABE, and guest editor for several other journals.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Washington State University, 2014
  • M.S., Northwest A&F University, China, 2006
  • B.S., Northwest A&F University, China, 2001

Courses Taught

  • AST 3225: Sensor and Control Technology for Agricultural Systems
  • AST 4160: Internet of Things (IoT) for Agricultural Systems
  • AST 4390: Optimization and Management of Food and Agricultural Systems (AST Capstone)