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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Dr. Daeun (Dana) Choi

Assistant Professor of Ag Engineering, Specialty Crops

Research goals include strengthening current research programs in the area of precision agriculture combined with drones, robotics, data science, and ICT technology for specialty crops in Flroida.  Dr. Choi will be guiding her research with collaborative efforts within and outside the department and GCREC, focusing on AI applications in agriculture.   Long term vision includes integrating critical mission within research, teaching, extension and service to develop nationally and internationally recognized research and extension programs to fulfill the land-grant mission and education the next generation of ag engineers.

  • Research


  • Extension


  • Education
    Staff Member Contact Information
    Namrata Dutt, Grad Student  
    Steven Kinsey, OPS Tech  
    Omeed Mirbod, Grad Student  
    Uchechukwu Ilodibe, Grad Student  



Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 County Road 672
Wimauma, FL 33598

Choi CV

  • Education


    • Ph.D. Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2017
      University of Florida
    • M.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2013
      University of Florida
    • B.S. Bio-mechatronic Engineering, summa cum laude, 2011
      Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
    • B.S. Economics, 2011
      Sungkyunkwan University, Korea