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Department of Plant Pathology

Xu (Kevin) Wang

No ImagePost-Doctoral Research Associate
1712 Claflin Rd

4731 Throckmorton Ctr.

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-2363
Fax: 785-532-5692





Postdoctoral Advisor


  • B.S. Computer Science and Technology, China Agricultural University (2006)
  • M.Eng. Computer Engineering, China Agricultural University (2009)
  • Ph.D. Biological Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University (2014)

Research Focus

My research experience started in 2005 regarding computer networks and pattern recognition. Since 2009, I have been working on a multi-tier wireless sensor network for remotely monitoring sediment flux within streams. Currently, I am focusing on field-based high-throughput phenotyping (HTP) on winter wheat and sorghum. I was involved to develop multiple field-based HTP platforms, consisting of proximal sensors, image acquisition devices, and GNSS integrated with ground-, aerial-, and robotic-based platforms, as well as phenomics data processing pipelines. My previous and current projects are funded by DOD ESTCP, NSF PGRP, and DOE ARPA-E.

Professional Experience

  • Instructor for Field-Based High-Throughput Phenotyping Workshop at Maricopa Agricultural Center, University of Arizona (2014-2015)
  • Lab instructor for Measurement Systems, Instrumentation and Control for Biological Systems, Sensors and Control for Biological and Agricultural Systems in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University (2010-2013)
  • Lead designer, programmer, and team captain (2012) of KSU Robotics Design Team, securing four championships in the ASABE International Student Robotics Design Competition (2010-2013)
  • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (2010-present)

Research Publications

  • Wang, X., K. Thorp, J. White, A. French, J. Poland. Approaches for Geospatial Processing of Field-Based High-Throughput Plant Phenomics Data from Ground Vehicle Platforms. Transaction of the ASABE. (under peer review)