Nov 11, 2015
With support from the Pardee Initiative, Shira Efron's dissertation explored whether unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, can help improve food security in Africa by controlling pests such as the tsetse fly and red-billed quelea.
One key aspect of the Pardee Initiative is its support of student research, in the form of dissertation awards. Several alumni and students have received Pardee dissertation support thus far, and their research is featured here.
Pardee RAND students currently working on dissertations supported in part by the Pardee Initiative for Global Human Progress include: