BioWRAP

Pascal Hitzler

Pascal Hitzler

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BioWRAP Team

Meet Pascal Hitzler

Lloyd T. Smith Creativity in Engineering Chair, Professor

Institution: Kansas State UniversityDepartment: Computer ScienceEmail: [email protected]

I am the Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (CAIDS) in the Department of Computer Science at Kansas State University. My research record lists over 400 publications in such diverse areas as semantic web, artificial intelligence, denotational semantics, and set-theoretic topology. My research is highly cited. I am the founding Editor-in-chief of the Semantic Web journal, the leading journal in the field, and of the IOS Press book series Studies on the Semantic Web. I am co-author of the W3C Recommendation OWL 2 Primer, and of the book Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies by CRC Press, 2010, which was named as one of the seven Outstanding Academic Titles 2010 in Information and Computer Science by the American Library Association’s Choice Magazine, and has translations into German and Chinese. I am on the editorial board of several journals and book series and a founding steering committee member of the Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning Association and the Association for Ontology Design and Patterns, and he frequently acts as conference chair in various functions. For more information, see Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler (ksu.edu).

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand there are many questions you may have in regards to BioWRAP. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions that we receive.

The long-term goal is to create a locally-sourced, customizable, spray-on biopolymer-based films to serve as soil cover that can be synchronized to crop growth cycles under differing climatic conditions and applied using precision agricultural equipment. The system would also support socioeconomic resiliency, positive bioeconomic cycles, biotechnology adoption, sustainable crop production, and soil health in EPSCoR states.

Transforming biopolymers into a local material will equitably distribute the costs and benefits of biotechnology adoption by crop producers and support rural workforce development. Creating a protective, but permeable spray-on biopolymer cover will provide physical weed suppression, enable crop producers to reduce herbicide use, protect soil ecosystem diversity, effectively manage field edges, help conserve natural resources, buffer waterways from agrochemical runoff, enhance land productivity, and increase crop production resiliency.

We hypothesize that adoption of BioWRAP technology will vary by region and producer characteristics, climate conditions, soil type, and underlying preferences will lead to differential adoption across regions and cropping systems. Our team plans to assess the potential market for BioWRAP using structured group discussions in locations where producers and purchasers/retailers to gain the most accurate assessment of the market potential of biodegradable biofilm technology.

Initial testing will include corn and soybeans. Application of the product may include autonomous spray platforms as well as field scale commercial sprayers.

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