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Alfonso Torres

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Engineer

Staff

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
DialPhone: 435-797-0397
SendEmail: alfonso.torres@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Civil Engineering, (Water Resources), Utah State University, 2011
Bayesian Data-Driven Models for Irrigation Water Management
MS, Irrigation Engineering, Utah State University, 2006
Transition Submergence and Hysteresis Effects in three-foot Cutthroat Flumes
BS, Agricultural Engineering, (Water Resources), La Molina National Agrarian University, 2000
Technical and Economic Assessment of a Drip Irrigation System in the Fund Agrocurumuy, Piura

Expertise

Precision Agriculture, Spatial Evapotranspiration at Farm and Irrigation System Scales, Numerical Modeling, Spatial Data Mining, Sensor Networks and ground Data Collection, Remote Sensing Applications, Teaching/Technical Training


Biography

A Peruvian native, he is passionate about finding practical solutions for agriculture, water using remote sensing and modeling.


Teaching Interests

Remote sensing (unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites) production and analysis for agricultural water management, with emphasis on spatial crop status and water use estimation and monitoring at small and large scale

Research Interests

Integration of ground and remote sensing for agricultural production and water management, as well as basin-scale integration.

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                      Scheduled Teaching

                      CEE PSC 5003/6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2017


                      Graduate Students Mentored

                      Ayman Nassar, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2017 - May 2021
                      Mahyar Aboutalebi, Civil & Environmental Engineering, July 2016 - May 2020