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Dr Alison McCarthy

Dr Alison McCarthy
Name Alison McCarthy
Position Senior Research Fellow (Irrigation and Cropping Systems)
Section Centre for Agricultural Engineering (Operations)
Office P9-118.1
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2189
Extension 2189
Email
Qualifications BEng USQ , PhD USQ
Homepage https://eportfolio.usq.edu.au/user/mccarthy
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation ( 090602 )

Research interests
-Irrigation control systems
-Machine vision for soil and plant sensing
-Automation in agriculture

Industry affiliations
Full Member of the Association of Australian Cotton Scientists

USQ Research affiliations

  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA)

Research most recent
McCarthy, Alison and Antille, Diogenes and Skowronski, Victor and Zhao, Bo and Kodur, Shreevatsa and Nguyen-Ky, Tai and Raine, Steven (2016) Advancing VARIwise towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide. Project Report. Cotton Research and Development Corporation , Narrabri, Australia. [Report]

McCarthy AC, Hancock NH and Raine SR (2014a), Development and simulation of sensor-based irrigation control strategies for cotton using the VARIwise simulation framework, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 101, February 2014, Pages 148-162, ISSN 0168-1699

McCarthy AC, Hancock NH and Raine SR (2014b), Simulation of irrigation control strategies for cotton using Model Predictive Control within the VARIwise simulation framework, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 101, February 2014, Pages 135-147, ISSN 0168-1699



Publications in ePrints

McCarthy, Alison and O'Keeffe, Kieran and McKay, Andrew (2019) In-season yield prediction using VARIwise. In: Australian Association of Cotton Scientists 2019 Australian Cotton Research Conference (AACS 2019), 28-30 Oct, 2019, Armidale, Australia.

McCarthy, Alison (2019) Machine vision and automation technologies for the Australian cotton industry. In: 78th International Cotton Advisory Committee Plenary Meeting (ICAC 2019), 2-7 Dec, 2019, Brisbane, Australia.

Long, Derek and Grundy, Paul and McCarthy, Alison (2019) Machine vision App for automated cotton insect counting: initial development and first results. In: Australian Association of Cotton Scientists 2019 Australian Cotton Research Conference (AACS 2019), 28-30 Oct, 2019, Armidale, Australia.

Hills, James and McLaren, David and Foley, Joseph and McCarthy, Alison (2018) Advanced data-driven irrigation. In: Where the Waters Meet 2018 - Australian Water Association, Tasmanian State Conference , 16 Aug 2018, Hobart, Australia.

McCarthy, Alison and Foley, Joseph (2018) Aerial imagery for yield prediction. In: 2018 Australian Cotton Conference, 7-9 Aug 2018, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation ( 090602 )


Research topics