Stavros Vougioukas, Ph.D

UC Davis Biological and Agricultural Engineering BAE Faculty Stavros Vougioukas

Position Title
Professor and Department Vice Chair

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor
3054 Bainer Hall


Professor Vougioukas works in the area of mechanization and automation of specialty crops, focusing on the design, development, and testing of actuators, sensors and control systems for optimal management of inputs and products.

Selected Publications

Khosro Anjom, F., Vougioukas, S. G. (2019) Online Prediction of Tray-Transport Request Time for Robot-Aided Strawberry Harvesting using Mechanistic Grey Models. UNDER REVISION. Biosystems Engineering.

Charlton, D., Edward Taylor, J.E., Vougioukas, S.G., Rutledge, Z. (2019). Innovations for a Shrinking Agricultural Workforce. Choices. ACCEPTED.

Vougioukas, S.G. (2019). Agricultural Robotics. Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems. (2):xx-xx.

Khosro Anjom, F., Vougioukas, S. G., Slaughter, D.C. (2018). Development and Application of a Strawberry Yield-Monitoring Picking Cart. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.155: 400-411.

Durand-Petiteville, A., Le Flecher, E., Cadenat, V., Sentenac, T.,  Vougioukas, S.G. (2018). Tree detection with low-cost 3D sensors for autonomous navigation in orchards. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 3(4): 3876-3883.

Khosro Anjom, F., Vougioukas, S. G., Slaughter, D.C. (2018). Development of a Linear Mixed Model to Predict the Picking Time in Strawberry Harvesting Processes. Biosystems Engineering. (166): 76-89.

Paraforos, D.S., Griepentrog, H.W., Vougioukas, S.G. (2017). Modeling and Simulation of a Four-Rotor Rake Loading for Evaluating Accumulated Fatigue Damage: A Markov Regime-Switching Approach. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34(2): 317-325.

Durand-Petiteville, A., Vougioukas, S. G., Slaughter, D.C. (2017). Real-time segmentation of strawberry flesh and calyx from images of singulated strawberries during postharvest processing. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, (142A): 298-313.

Vougioukas, S.G., Arikapudi R., Munic, J. (2016). A Study of Fruit Reachability in Orchard Trees by Linear-Only Motion. Journal: IFAC-PapersOnLine, 49(16), pp.277-280. (From Peer reviewed proceedings of the 5th Agricontrol Conference, Seattle, USA.)

Paraforos, D. Griepentrog, H., Vougioukas, S.G. (2016). Methodology for designing accelerated structural durability tests on agricultural machinery. Biosystems Engineering (149): 24-37. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2016.06.004

Arikapudi, R., Vougioukas, S.G., Jiménez- Jiménez, F., Farangis Khosro Anjom, F. (2016). Estimation of Fruit Locations in Orchard Tree Canopies Using Radio Signal Ranging and Trilateration. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (125):160-172.

Vougioukas, S.G., He, L., Arikapudi, R. (2016). Orchard Worker Localisation Relative to a Vehicle Using Radio Ranging and Trilateration. Biosystems Engineering (147): 1-16.

Paraforos, D. Griepentrog, H., Vougioukas, S.G. (2016). Country road and field surface profiles acquisition, modelling and synthetic realisation for evaluating fatigue life of agricultural machinery. Journal of Terramechanics (63): 1-12.

Bochtis, D., Griepentrog, H.W., Vougioukas, S., Busato, P., Berruto, R., Zhou, K. (2015). Route planning for orchard operations, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 113: 51-60.

Paraforos, D., Griepentrog, H., Vougioukas, S., Kortenbruck, D. (2014). Fatigue life assessment of a four-rotor swather based on rainflow cycle counting. Biosystems Engineering (127): 1-10. http://doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2014.08.006

Hristos Anastassiu, H., Vougioukas, S., Fronimos, T., Regen, C., Petrou, L., Zude, M., Käthner, J. (2014). A Computational Model for Path Loss in Wireless Sensor Networks in Orchard Environment. Sensors 14(3): 5118-5135. http://doi:10.3390/s140305118

Ampatzidis, Y., Vougioukas, S., Whiting, M., Zhang, Q. (2014). Applying the Machine Repair Model to Improve Efficiency of Harvesting Fruit. Biosystems Engineering (120): 25-33.

Vougioukas, S., Anastassiu, H.T., Regen, C., Zude, M. (2013). Influence of foliage on radio path losses (PLs) for wireless sensor network (WSN) planning in orchards. Biosystems Engineering (114): 454-465.

Vougioukas, S.G. (2012). A distributed control framework for motion coordination of teams of autonomous agricultural vehicles. Biosystems Engineering (113): 284-297.

Hameed, I.A., Bochtis, D.D., Sørensen, C.G., Vougioukas, S. (2012). An Object Oriented Model for Simulating Agricultural In-field Machinery Activities. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 81(1): 24–32.

Vougioukas, S., Papamichail, D., Georgiou, P., Papadimos, D. (2011). River discharge monitoring using a vertically moving side-looking acoustic Doppler profiler. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (79): 137-141.

Ampatzidis, Y.G., Vougioukas, S.G., Whiting, M.D. (2011).  A wearable module for recording worker position in orchards.  Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (78): 222-230.

Sorensen, C.G. , Pesonen, L., Bochtis, D.D. , Vougioukas, S.G., Suomi, P.  (2011). Functional requirements for a future farm management information system. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (76): 266–276.

Moshou, D., Bravo, C., Oberti, R., West, J. S. , Ramon, H., Vougioukas, S.,  Bochtis, D. (2011).  Intelligent multi- sensor system for the detection and treatment of fungal diseases in arable crops. Biosystems Engineering 108(4): 311-321.

Bochtis, D.D. , Sørensen, C.G., Vougioukas, S.G. (2010). Path planning for in-field navigation-aiding of service units. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 74(1): 80-90.

Bochtis, D., Vougioukas, S., Griepentrog, H. (2009). A mission planner for an autonomous tractor. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 52(5), 1429-1440.

Ampatzidis, Y., Vougioukas, S. (2009). Field experiments for evaluating the incorporation of RFID and Barcode registration and digital weighing technologies in manual fruit harvesting. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 10:63–72.

Ampatzidis, Y., Vougioukas, S., Bochtis, D., Tsatsarelis, C. (2009). A yield mapping system for hand-harvested fruits based on RFID and GPS location technologies: field testing. Precision Agriculture, 10(1), 63-72.