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Dr. Joe Mari Maja

Senior Researcher and Director for the Center of Applied Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Agriculture, 1890 Research & Extension810 Goff Ave.352-328-6936

Joe Mari Maja

Dr. Joe Mari Maja is senior researcher and director for the Center of Applied Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Agriculture at SC State 1890 Research & Extension.

He started working at SC State in January 2024.. He came from Clemson University, where he was a research scientist and assistant professor at the Department of Ag Science. He was nominated last year as a full member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society. Membership in Sigma Xi is by nomination only, and full membership is conferred upon those who have demonstrated noteworthy achievements in research.


  • M.B.A., Clemson University (USA), 2020, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Ph.D., Tohoku University (Japan), 2003, Information Science
  • M.Sc., Tohoku University (Japan), 2000, Information Science
  • M.Eng., University of San Carlos (Philippines), 1997, Computer Engineering
  • B.Sc., University of San Carlos (Philippines), 1991, Computer Engineering

Research Interests

His research interests span across basic and applied research focused on:

  1. Spectral (multispectral and hyperspectral) analysis.
  2. Small-unmanned aerial systems (sUAS).
  3. Water stress.
  4. Environmental monitoring
  5. Automation/robotics.
  6. RFID inventory management.

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