Alejandro Andrade-Rodriguez

Assistant Professor


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


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