David Ebert

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A Purdue researcher says technology may be the key to making the vineyard industry more ecologically -- and economically -- friendly.

Electrical and computer engineering professor David Ebert and his research team are working on software that calculates the best decisions for farmers based on information such as weather patterns, soil mapping and business trends.

Ebert says the focus is on wineries because winemaking is a more complex process than traditional farming.

Purdue program developing tools for first responders

Jul 27, 2012

A Purdue program is helping the nation’s first responders solve some of their most pressing problems.

VACCINE works with partner universities to address issues such as gang violence, hazmat response, and disease outbreak.

Director David Ebert says it’s the interdisciplinary approach to research that makes the program so successful.

He says tools developed by VACCINE are designed to help make the collection, dissemination, and interpretation of information more efficient.