Alex Thomasson has conducted research in precision-agriculture related fields for over 25 years. His research has generally involved sensing needs such as monitoring crop yield during harvest. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky and started his career as a research engineer with USDA. He subsequently spent several years on the faculty at Mississippi State University and has been a Professor of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University since 2005, teaching courses in machinery and electronics. Dr. Thomasson is a registered Professional Engineer and a 25-year member of the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE). He has served as Associate Editor for ASABE’s scientific journals, Transactions of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Dr. Thomasson has won several research awards and holds a patent on an optical mass-flow sensor for cotton, and he has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles.