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Ian Gates is a Research Associate for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute. Working under the Geospatial Analytics Team, Ian brings knowledge and knowhow of innovative technologies mainly focusing on autonomous vehicles. His main goals include increasing efficiency within the institute, working with external research groups and helping to educate both the public and private sector on developing technologies.
Before joining NRI, Ian worked under AgriLife Research - Corporate Relations using autonomous data collection in support of ongoing research projects. Transitioning to the institute in January of 2018, he brings a combination of experience working in both the public and private sector of the autonomous vehicle industry starting in 2013.
He received two bachelor degrees from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in both GIS/ Geomatics (2009) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (2015).