Joseph Oboamah

Joseph is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been working in agriculture for the past four years under the guidance of Dr. Xin Qiao, an irrigation engineer at the university. Originally from Ghana, Joseph has used his computer science skills to contribute to the development of the Peer-Learning Agricultural Network (PLAN) in western Nebraska, which has helped address critical agricultural issues such as water management, disease detection, and ag system monitoring. Together with Dr. Qiao and other team members, Joseph has developed a website (, sensors, and algorithms that have helped more than 60 commercial production fields, including corn, sugar beet, dry edible beans, and sugar beet producers, all located in rural Nebraska.

He has co-authored two peer-reviewed papers on Computers and Electronics in Agriculture and Smart Agriculture Technologies, focused on Internet-of-Things, image recognition, and artificial intelligence. He believes that technology can be a powerful tool for addressing social issues and improving the lives of the underprivileged.