Sierra N. Young

Visiting Scholar
Iowa State University

Sierra Young is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She currently holds a position as a Visiting Scholar in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University. She received the B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University (2014) and her M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UIUC (2015).

Young was awarded both the Department of Defense NDSEG Fellowship and the FMC Fellowship to support her research on the human-robot interaction for physical object manipulation by small unmanned aerial systems. Her current research interests focus around the use of robotics, sensors, and automation for sensing and sense-making in agricultural and natural systems, with an emphasis on unmanned aerial vehicle applications.

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