Rodrigo is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Crops Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a bachelor in Agronomy from the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT – Sinop) and a masters’ degree in Agricultural Systems Engineering from the University of São Paulo (ESALQ – Piracicaba). He was the coordinator of precision agriculture in one of the largest agriculture companies in Brazil. He co-founded and is the head of research and development at Smart Agri. He is also a founding member of the Brazilian Association of Precision Agriculture.