Welcome to the Bio-Sensing, Automation, and Intelligence Lab at the University of Florida!

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Changying “Charlie” Li, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, BSAIL

Dear students, postdocs, and research staff members,

In the Bio-Sensing, Automation, and Intelligence Laboratory, we aspire to be among the most successful and respected in the area of agricultural sensing, automation and AI research. We identify ourselves as engineers with emphasis on sensing, automation, and AI to solve problems in food, agricultural, and biological systems. We believe our work will help advance the efficiency and sustainability of food, fiber, feed, and fuel production systems, which is critical to the well-being of all human beings in the 21st century.

You made your decision to join our lab because we all share the same core values, which are: integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect. I cherish the opportunity to work with all coworkers (undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral research associate, visiting scholars, and research staff) and treat you as my colleagues. I believe that working with you is one of the best parts of being a professor. Providing good mentoring to you is one of the best investments I can make in my own professional life and my trainees’ lives. My mentoring goals are: 1) to provide educational opportunities for my trainees, to make them grow and learn, and to advance their career and professional development in the long term; 2) to fulfill research project goals and publish high-quality scientific papers, and to advance the mission of our Lab. I will provide the best resources for you to maximize your intellectual potential.

I hope you can make the most out of your stay in this lab. Let us work together to create a better future.


Changying “Charlie” Li, Ph.D.
Bio-Sensing, Automation, and Intelligence Laboratory
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
University of Florida