Los Alamos High School sophomore Lillian Petersen was invited to present her research at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C.
Petersen will present an institution-wide seminar Wednesday, May 2, titled “Predicting Food Shortages in Africa from Satellite Imagery”. It will be viewable by live web broadcast at 10:30 a.m. MST Wednesday.
Petersen developed software to predict crop production in Africa this past year for science fair competitions and the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge. Satellite data was provided by Descartes Labs, under the mentorship of Daniela Moody and Rick Chartrand.
Seminar announcement can be found here. See “Join on Skype” link for webcast.
Petersen’s research is described at her website https://lillianpetersen. github.io.