About Me

Kadeghe Fue holds a Ph.D. (Machine Vision and Agricultural Robotics) from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Georgia, which he received in 2020. He was funded and worked for Dr. Glen Rains from the Department of Entomology. He received his Master of Science degree from the University of Florida, the USA, in the summer of 2014. He studied precision agriculture, information systems, and instrumentation/controls. IAGRI sponsored him under USAID Feed the Future program. He received the Borlaug LEAP fellowship award in the Fall of 2013 offered by the USAID Feed the Future program at the University of California Davis. After then, He received the Pan African Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications (PACT) 2014 best student paper award in Arusha, Tanzania, for the paper entitled “A Solar-powered, Wi-Fi Re-programmable Precision Irrigation Controller” on 17th July 2014. 

Before joining the University of Florida, He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Information Technology and attained an honours degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania , in October 2011. Then, He joined the Sokoine University of Agriculture in 2011 as an academic staff member. He teaches several courses in Computer programming languages, Internet Programming, Geoinformatics, and Database management systems at the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Computational Sciences. Fue also teaches courses in Instrumentation and controls, electronics, precision agriculture, sensors, and Microcomputer systems at the Department of Engineering Sciences and Technology (DEST) and he is an affiliated researcher of Electronics, Instrumentation, and Microcomputer Systems Laboratory. He has supervised more than fifteen undergraduate students on their special projects in information systems development and others in precision agriculture. Kadeghe also serves as the software developer at CICT, where he works as a software maintenance and development engineer of customized software like SUASIS, MPS, MOODLE, KANNEL SMS SYSTEMS, and many others. Most of these systems are written in C/C++, Java, and PHP. Kadeghe was leading (as head) the Educational Technologies section for a period of two years 2014 to 2016 before leaving for Ph.D. studies.

He is a graduate engineer member of the Institution of Engineers Tanzania (M-IET), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (M-ASABE) , and American Association of Advancement of Science (M-AAAS). He has specialized in applications of computers and electronics in agriculture, especially in the area of Precision agriculture, Agricultural Informatics, e-Agriculture, Sensors and Instrumentation, Controls and automation and Software Systems Engineering. He has published scientific papers in ICT and applications of computers in Agriculture. He is also a reviewer of the Elsevier international journal (Computers and electronics in Agriculture). Also, He does consultancy in software systems development and electronic control systems to the public and private companies. You can read his work on this page , research, and consultancy.

Kadeghe has a broad range of research interests, specializing in Precision Agriculture and emerging information systems. His expertise extends to Software development, Robotic automation, Agricultural Instrumentation, Mechatronics, Field-based High throughput phenotyping for plants, Sensing and Control systems, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for agriculture, forestry and natural resources management, smart sensor design and sensor evaluations, Machine Intelligence, Machine Vision, Remote sensing, GIS, wireless sensor network, internet of things (IoT) and big data application. Kadeghe is always open to working with local and international peers and other partners on research projects. He is married to Bertha, and they have a son and a daughter. Kadeghe is an avid traveler and enjoys going out with his family to explore new places.