Luara Freitas takes 2nd with her poster presentation at the Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources

Luara Freitas, UW Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences graduate student next to her poster “Machine Learning for Identifying Resistant, Resilient and Susceptible Sheep to Gastrointestinal Nematode Infections.”

Dr. Guilherme Rosa, UW-Madison professor of precision livestock production and breeding along with three members of his research lab (grad students Joseane Padilha and Luara Freitas, and Research Associate Dr. Ligia Moreira) attended the 2022 Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the Utah State University in Logan, UT on May 16 to 19. (  This conference brings together statisticians and researchers from academia, industry, and government to discuss ideas and advancements in the application of statistics to solve agricultural and biological problems. 

Dr. Rosa was the Keynote Speaker at the conference, with the talk “Deep Neural Network Applied to Genome-Enabled Prediction of Complex Phenotypic Traits”, and he also presented a Workshop on “Regression and Classification Applied to Precision Agriculture”. In addition, Padilha delivered an oral presentation, while both Freitas and Moreira presented posters.  Freitas earned a second place with her poster presentations among graduate students, and received a certificate and a monetary prize.