Jennifer Clarke, Ph.D., is a Professor in Food Science and Technology, and Statistics, and the Director of the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( ). Dr. Clarke is Chair of the Academic Section of the International Plant Phenotyping Network and a member of the Executive Committee for AAAS Section U – Statistics. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative ( . She is leading efforts to develop a national agricultural producers data framework for the USDA ( Her current interests include statistical and AI methodology for robust prediction, research data sharing and policy, and training the next generation of data scientists.