Ahmad Al-MallahiPhD

Industry Research Chair and Associate Professor

Email: ahmad.almallahi@dal.ca
Phone: 902.890.2601
Fax: (902)893.1859
Mailing Address: 
Department of Engineering Agricultural Campus PO Box 550 Truro, NS, B2N 5E3
Department of Engineering
Research Topics:
  • Precision agriculture
  • Sensing and automation
  • Digital agriculture
  • Field monitoring
  • Machine vision

Applied Intelligent Engineering Systems Research Group (AIES)

In my research group we aim to develop engineering systems that maintain sustainable agricultural operations and contribute to obtaining high quality crop production; focusing on field application-driven research while adopting state-of-the-art technology in the engineering systems.

The main systems I am currently working on are; ① Autonomous machinery field operating systems, ②Advanced field monitoring systems, ③ Intelligent farm-facility-user communication systems, to which I try to integrate technologies such as sensing (object detection, environment monitoring, etc.), digital connectivity (Sensor networking, IoT), communication systems (ISO-bus, UART, I2C, etc)

Ongoing projects:

  1. Intelligent spraying systems using machine vision and ISO-bus
  2. Indoor farm monitoring and control system using Microcontrollers and IoT
  3. Nutrient deficiency detection sensor using image processing and big data analytics


  • Ph.D., (Bioproduction Engineering), Hokkaido University
  • M.Sc., (Crop Production Engineering), Hokkaido University
  • B.Sc.,(Agriculture Engineering [Power and Machinery]), Jordan University of Science and Technology