Kelly R Robbins Quantitative Geneticist, Cornell University, USA
Dr. Kelly Robbins is the Director of the Genomic Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative at Cornell University. Dr. Robbins studied Animal Breeding and Statistical Genetics at the University of Georgia where he graduated in 2007. He worked as a quantitative geneticist at Dow AgroSciences (2008-2015) where his research centered on the use of mixed models, Bayesian methodologies, and machine learning algorithms for the modeling of genomic data with applications in plant breeding and gene discovery. His current research focuses on the development of computation tools and databases for management and integration of genomic information into breeding programs focused on developing improved cultivars for South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.