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Raj Khosla is a Professor of Precision Agriculture at Colorado State University. Currently, he is serving as the Senior Science Advisor at the US Department of State where he is the US lead on the Policy Partnership on Food Security in the APEC region. He was chosen as the 2012 Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, Dr. Khosla was appointed by NASA to the US Presidential Advisory Committee on Positioning, Navigation, and Timing to work on the US space-based PNT policy. In 2009, he was named the Colorado State University Distinguished Monfort Professor. In addition, Dr. Khosla is an Adjunct Scientist/Visiting Professor at the National Engineering Research Center for Information Technology in Agriculture (NERCITA), in Beijing, China. Dr. Khosla’s main focus has been on “Management of in-field soil and crop spatial variability using innovative geo-spatial and IT technologies for precision management.” He has generated many discoveries in precision agriculture, most widely recognized among them is the innovative technique of quantifying variability of spatially diverse soils using satellite based remote-sensing to create management zones, which is currently being used by farmers in Colorado, across the United States, and in other countries around the world. He currently has projects in China, India, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and the US, and is championing efforts to enhance crop input use efficiency, productivity, profitability, and sustainability of large and small scale agricultural production systems. Dr. Khosla has co-authored over 300 publications and was been recognized with numerous national and international awards. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, Fellow of Soil Science Society of America, and Fellow of Soil and Water Conservation Society, and is the Founder and Past-President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture.