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Ioannis Athanasiadis

Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Wageningen University & Research

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I am a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at Wageningen University and Research, in the Netherlands. On my website you may find about my research team, grants, teaching and publications. Check also the new community-driven, open-access journal Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling!


  • On March 23, 2023 I gave my Inaugural Lecture as professor of AI at WUR!

  • New four-year PhD scholarship on Language AI for climate change adaptation! Together with Robbert Biesbroek we look for a motivated PhD student to investigate if, when, and how governments across the globe track their progress on climate change adaptation action (or not) with the power of AI. Applications through 29 March 2023 here.

  • Our paper Learning Long-Term Crop Management Strategies with CyclesGym was accepted at NeurIPS 2022 Datasets and Benchmarks Track! We hope it encourages the use of reinforcement learning for data-driven sustainable agriculture. Joint work with ETH and AgriScope - M. Turchetta, L. Corinzia, S. Sussex, A. Burton, J. Herrera, J. Buhmann, and A. Krause.

  • Two new EU-funded grants just started this September - both related to the European Green Deal!
    - Smart Droplets will exploit artificial intelligence for impactful spraying commands of smart robots, and reduce the use of chemicals on the field!
    - GREAT aims to establish the European Green Deal Data Space, its community of practice, and develop a roadmap for its implementation for 2024-2027!


I am involved in (the organization of) the following events:

Recent journal articles

Full list of publications.

Academic Service

Academic Journal Editorial Boards

Project Scientific Advisory Boards

My website

This is my web office! I have developed this habit to totally restructure my website every couple of years, as an excuse to sharpen my web development skills. Nowadays, I am porting my website from Wordpress to Jekyll, while changing hosts, so please be patient!