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Michael Fernandez
Senior Lead Systems Engineer at AeroFarms


Senior Lead Systems Engineer for AeroFarms, a leading clean-technology company that builds and operates responsible, state-of-the-art indoor vertical farms around the world, enabling local production and transforming agriculture. A Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms has been recognized by Fast Company two years in a row as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in the Food & Data Science categories, and by Inc. as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies.

Michael Fernandez manages the development and integration of the software and hardware tools that enable the company to optimize growing and operate efficiently at scale. His focus is on data science, user-centered design, machine learning, and using AeroFarms proprietary growing technology to grow the best plants possible.

Michael earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in New York where he studied robotics and soft tissue bio-mechanics.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Controlled Environments: Indoor and Vertical Agriculture