- Assistant Professor
- 212D Kleberg
- (979) 314-7785
- Graduate Education
- B. V. Sc & AH, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
- Ph.D. in Economic Systems Modeling, University of Florida
- Postdoctoral training in Epidemiological Modeling, Cornell University
- Postdoctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence Modeling, Texas A&M University
Dr. Karun Kaniyamattam is an assistant professor at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research. He is also a member of quantitative animal performance area of excellence at the Department of Animal Science. Dr. Kaniyamattam received his bachelor’s in veterinary medicine and animal husbandry degree in 2009 from Kerala, India and his Ph.D. in animal science from University of Florida in 2016. Prior to joining Texas A&M university, Dr. Kaniyamattam completed post-doctoral trainings in Epidemiological and Artificial Intelligence Modeling from Cornell and Texas A&M Universities.
Dr. Kaniyamattam’s overarching research interest is in applying different mathematical modeling techniques to solve economic, environmental, and epidemiologic research questions related to animal agriculture, thereby contributing to sustainable livestock production in the United States and beyond. His laboratory focuses on developing artificial intelligence-based decision models to aid the United States beef and dairy industries to devise sustainable animal agriculture strategies for smart cattle production. He follows a team-based multidisciplinary systems approach in his research ventures. His decision models incorporate the relevant knowledge from disciplines ranging from reproductive biology, animal genomics, epidemiology, economics, animal nutrition, in addition to different statistical modeling techniques.
Professional memberships include the American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, the System Dynamics Society.