Andrei Dobrescu

PhD Student

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Andrei Dobrescu is a third year PhD student supervised by Prof. Tsaftaris. The focus of his PhD is researching deep learning and computer vision algorithms for image-based plant phenotyping.

He received a BSc Honours in Biotechnology, followed by an MSc in Systems and Synthetic Biology, both from the University of Edinburgh. He has been fascinated by how machines can help improve biological systems so he continued his studies to research deep learning and computer vision. The focus of his PhD is researching deep learning and computer vision algorithms for image-based plant phenotyping. When you look at a plant or a crop the traits that you can visibly see are a result of their genetics and their environment. Plant phenotyping is effectively measuring these visible plant traits in order to help improve and accelerate plant science and breeding.