Dr. J. Alex Thomasson is Professor and Endowed Chairholder in Cotton Engineering, Ginning, and Mechanization in Texas A&M University’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. Dr. Thomasson received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, his master’s degree from Louisiana State University, and his doctor’s degree from University of Kentucky. He has researched remote and proximal sensing – essentially on-farm data collection – for over 30 years.
He is a recognized expert in precision agriculture, sensors, data analytics, and agricultural robotics. Dr. Thomasson brings the perspective of one whose teaching and research are focused on improving the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of large-scale production agriculture.