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Mohammad Zafrullah Salim

Scientist, R&D-Precision Agriculture Unit
Sime Darby Plantation Research Sdn Bhd

Mohammad Zafrullah Salim is a scientist whose achievements include the development of various forward-thinking approaches in precision agriculture.

Among his notable achievements include creating a geospatial-based palm counting method capable of producing palm count up to 90% accuracy in immature fields (Age 1-2) using high-resolution satellite image.

In addition, he is the author of Vitality Index (VI) Guideline on how to interpret VI through visual pattern and co-author of Semi-Automated Unpaved Road Extraction from Satellite Imagery using supervised classification method.

Prior to his current role, Mohammad Zafrullah was previously a lead researcher on a hydrology study in Carey Island and a team member of a Climate Change Analysis group for Sime Darby Plantation Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Prior to joining Sime Darby, he was an Assistant Manager at IOI plantation.

Mohammad Zafrullah holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia in Serdang and is currently completing Master of Science in Agriculture Technology.

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