Dr. Dennis R. Buckmaster is a Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture at Purdue University. He was an Assistant Dean in Academic Programs prior to the Digital Agriculture post.
Dennis’ early career work at Penn State and Purdue involved research emphasis in forage systems and horticultural mechanization and teaching in agricultural machinery design and systems management. His current focus is the realm of digital agriculture and applied data science. As Dean’s Fellow, he coordinates and supports work across the college and university related to data driven agriculture. With devices and data, he and collaborators collect, curate, communicate, and compute for improved agriculture and food systems. He co-leads the Open Ag Technology and Systems (OATS) Center which fosters open source culture and develops solutions speeding innovation and improving workforce. Dennis is an award winning teacher and co-coordinates the Agricultural Systems Management program; he teaches computing and management for these students.