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Alejandro Andrade-Rodriguez

Assistant Professor

Summary

My research interests are focused on improving the management of irrigation water resources used in arid and semi-arid regions through the application of advanced engineering methods and technologies. Some of the topics I’m interested in are:

  • Precision irrigation (apply variable amounts of water to fields based on individual crop water needs)
  • Irrigation scheduling (determine when, how much, and where to irrigate)
  • Application of artificial intelligence and optimization methods for the solution of complex problems in water and irrigation management
  • Development of easy-to-use Decision Support Systems that help farmers to reduce water use while maintaining yields

Education

B.S. Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, 2007
M.S. University of Arizona, 2011
Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2013

Publications

Book Chapter(s)

Deficit irrigation and site-specific irrigation scheduling techniques to minimize water use.

2018

In Oweis, T. (Ed.), Water management for sustainable agriculture. Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

O’Shaughnessy, S., and Andrade, M.

Journals

Mixing at junctions in distribution systems: an experimental study.

2017

Urban Water Journal, 9006, 1–7

Song, I., Romero-Gomez, P., Andrade, M., Mondaca, M., Choi, C.

Using an integrated crop water stress index for irrigation scheduling of two corn hybrids in a semi-arid region.

2017

Irrigation Science, 31(5), 451–467

O’Shaughnessy, S., Andrade, M., Evett, S.

Enhanced Artificial Neural Networks Estimating Water Quality Constraints for the Optimal Water Distribution Systems Design.

2016

Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142(9).

Andrade, M., Choi, C., Lansey, K., Jung, D.

Lay or Popular Publications

An Irrigation Scheduling SCADA System.

2016

Resource Magazine, 23(4), 10-11

O’Shaughnessy, S., Andrade, M., Evett, S., Colaizzi, P..