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Hannah Kerner

Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences

How I work with Harvest

Hannah Kerner is part of the University of Maryland Harvest Hub, providing research support for Harvest activities. Hannah works on developing machine learning solutions for Harvest projects, including in-season crop type classification systems for the United States and other countries.


Dr. Kerner received her PhD at Arizona State University, where she developed new methods for facilitating scientific discovery in planetary exploration investigations at Mars, the Moon, and Earth using machine learning. She received her B.S. in computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Kerner developed onboard software for the world’s largest constellation of satellites at Planet, Inc., and has worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Langley Research Center.