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A Honeybee Hive Monitoring System: From Surveillance Cameras to Raspberry Pis

  • Nathan Hernandez, Michael Crawford, Alek Ratzloff, Ahmad Ghadiri:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, IEEE Southeast Conference, March 31, 2017, Charlotte, NC

Estimating Daily Beehive Activities Using Image Processing

  • Jonathan Brotherton:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 6, 2017, University of Memphis

Determining the Net Traffic at the Entrance of a Honeybee Hive

  • Gurney Buchanan, Scott Shuffler:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 6, 2017, University of Memphis

Database Labs for Web Based Learning

  • Evangeline Luciano, Scott Shuffler:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 6, 2017, University of Memphis

Bee Audio Frequency Analysis

  • Preston Wilson, Chris Smith:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 6, 2017, University of Memphis

Hydrograph Separation to Determine Storm Runoff Generation in an Urban Watershed in the Southern Appalachian Mountains

  • Claire Harris:
  • Mentor: Dr. Gu, GSA Southeastern Section Meeting, March 31, 2017, Richmond, VA

Tracking Daily Beehive Activities Using Image Processing

  • Jonathan Brotherton:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium, November 5, 2016, UNC Central

Determining the Net Traffic at the Entrance of a Honeybee Hive

  • Gurney Buchanan:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium, November 5, 2016, UNC Central

Bee Audio Frequency Analysis

  • Chris Smith, Preston Wilson:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium, November 5, 2016, UNC Central

Automated Beehive Surveillance Using Raspberry Pis

  • Scott Shuffler, Ahmar Gordan:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 7, 2016, UNC Asheville

Connecting Analysis and Data

  • Russell Chamberlain:
  • Mentor: Dr. Jim Sharman, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 14, 2015, High Point University

Analysis of Frequencies in Beehive Audio Recordings

  • Christopher Smith:
  • Mentor: Dr. Mitch Parry, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 14, 2015, High Point University

Aquarium Monitoring and Control Using Embedded Systems

  • Scott Shuffler, Christopher Smith, Devin Sink, Ahmar Gordon:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 14, 2015, High Point University

Automated Beehive Surveillance Using Raspberry Pi

  • Scott Shuffler, Ahmar Gordon:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 14, 2015, High Point University

Web Automated Grading System (WAGS)

  • Scott Shuffler, Tim Ransom, James Corsi:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 14, 2015, High Point University

Hierarchical Storage and Spectrographic Visualization of Beehive Audio in Python

  • Luke Stack
  • Mentor: Dr. Mitch Parry, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 14, 2015, High Point University

Applications of Genetic Algorithms in Game Development

  • Michael Crawford:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

2-Dimensional RPG Game With Path-Finding

  • Haihoua Yang:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

Randomness: Fact or Fiction?

  • Jacob Winebarger:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

Opinion Mining Movie Reviews to Rate Actors

  • Scott Shuffler:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

Automated Beehive Surveillance Using Computer Vision

  • David Kale:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

Applying Computer Science to Create Music Mash-Ups

  • Jordan Stack:
  • Mentor: Dr. Mitch Parry, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

Quantum Leviation: Flux Printing in Extremely Thin Superconductors

  • Michael Yang:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

Audiovisual Monitoring System for Honeybee Hives

  • Nathan Hernandez:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

Applications of Fractional Calculus

  • Russell Chamberlain:
  • Mentor: Dr. Vicky Klima, 2015 Student Research Day, April 23, 2015, Appalachian State University

A Geometric Approach to Voting Theory

  • Lee Fisher:
  • Mentor: Dr. Vicky Klima, 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 12, 2015, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • Poster

Poset Diagrams of Extended Symmetric Spaces

  • Tyrel Winebarger:
  • Mentor: Dr. Vicky Klima, 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 12, 2015, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Web Autoamted Grading System

  • Scott Shuffler, Dakota Murray, Timothy Ransom, James Corsi:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 22, 2014, North Carolina State University
  • PDF File

Remote Beehive Surveying

  • Nathan Hernandez, Michael Crawford, Alek Ratzloff:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 22, 2014, North Carolina State University
  • PowerPoint Presentation

Monitoring Honeybee Hives Using Raspberry Pis

  • Nathan Hernandez, Michael Crawford, Alek Ratzloff:
  • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 3, 2014, University of Kentucky, Lexington

A Unique Au-Ag-Au Triangular Motif in a Trimetallic Halonium DiACHTUNGTRENUNGcatACHTUNGTRENUNGion: Silver Incorporation in a Gold(I) Catalyst


  • Yuyang Zhu, Cynthia S. Day, Lin Zhang, Katarina J. Hauser, and Amanda C. Jones CHEMISTRY, A European Journal, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 12264 . 12271.
  • Investigation of axial ligand exchange as related to the immobilization of cobaloxime catalysts on a carbon surface

    • Katarina Hauser, Christopher Eubanks, Matthew Freer, Dale Wheeler, Michael Hambourger
    • ACS 2013 Meeting, Indiana Convension Center, September 9, 2013

    New cobalt glyoximes as potential hydrogen catalysts

    • Corbin Ester, Katarina Hauser, Amanda Kutney, Michael Hambourger, Dale Wheeler
    • ACS 2013 Meeting, Indiana Convension Center, September 9, 2013

    Micro-pulse lidar reveals the vertical structure of aerosols in the atmopshere

    • Kevin Holway (with Jim Sherman):
    • N.C. Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, Nov 17, 2012, Duke University.

    Advanced electron microscopy for polymer nanocomposites

    • Ashley Roberts (with Phil Russell):
    • N.C. Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, Nov 17, 2012, Duke University.

    An On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment System Suitable for a Small Business

    • Katarina Hauser
    • Mentor: Dr. Michael Hambourger, People, Prosperity and Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability, Appalachian State University, Spring 2012 (Link)

    An HTML5 Game Development Framework

    • Allen Boone
    • Mentor: Dr. Dee Parks, Honors Thesis, Appalachian State University, Spring 2012

    Managing the Cost of Carbon

    • Jenna Cantrell, Eric Marland, Kevin Shirley, Gregg Marland
    • Mentor: Dr. Eric Marland, The 15th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2012

    The Impact of Additional Trail Access and Mileage on the Consumer Surplus of Greenway Trail Users in Western North Carolina

    • Jenna Cantrell
    • Mentor: Dr. John Whitehead, The 15th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2012

    Encouraging Participation in STEM Discipline Among Young Students Through Robotics Competition

    • Jenna Cantrell, Kaylee Kemper, Katarina Hauser, Ashley Bryan, Morgan Rouse
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 15th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2012

    Visualizations of Grandfather Mountain's Climate Data

    • Chad Dalton, Marshall Vanhoy, Kim Kiser, Allison Nelson
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 15th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2012

    A Web-Based Application for Collection Management Focusing on Comics

    • Allen Boone, Seth Hobson, Diane Osborne, Jacob Seibel
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 15th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2012

    Pose Generation and Recognition with Xbox Kinect

    • Clinton Freeman
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 7th Annual SNCURCS, East Carolina University, November 19, 2011.

    The Cost of Carbon: Watch your Tail

    • Jenna Cantrell
    • Mentor: Dr. Eric Marland, The 7th Annual SNCURCS, East Carolina University, November 19, 2011.

    Brimstone

    • Joey Gryder
    • Mentor: Dr. Dee Parks, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Creating a Game with Python and pyGame

    • Justin Seldomridge, Zac Baldwin
    • Mentors: Dr. Jay Fenwick and Dr. Frank Barry, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Convex Hull in the Place: A Naïve Approach

    • Clinton Freeman
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    The Cost of Carbon: Watch your Tail

    • Jenna Cantrell
    • Mentor: Dr. Eric Marland, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Python Chat

    • Jeremy Walker, Jeremy Shope, Chelsea Bussey, Justin Seldomridge
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Exploring Lissajous Curves

    • Ondrej Dyck, Jenna Cantrell, Katarina Hauser
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Analysis of Communication and Collaboration Between Autonomous Robots

    • Luke Rice, Connor Phyfer, Bobby Lunceford, Phillip Bennett
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Group Management Website using Ruby on Rails

    • Jason Wyatt, Allison Nelson, Andy Leszczewski, Briana Meniola
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    A Survey of Game Development

    • Allen Boone, Ashley Osborne, Marshall Vanhoy
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Integrating Numerical Methods with MATLAB to Solve Systems of Differential Equations

    • Zachary Bryan, Morgan Rouse, Catherine Thomas, Ashley Bryan
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Hive Tracks Android Application

    • Matthew Lingelbach, Michael Hancock, Daniel Wilson, Michael Salley
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Unreal Development Kit

    • Mark Lingelbach, Seth Hobson, Jacob Seibel, Joey Gryder
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Modification of an Optimization Algorithm for Cell-free Ethanol Production

    • Isaac Bryan, Kaylee Kemper, Kimberly Kiser, Taryn Roten
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    Development of a Web Interface and Database Solution for Aerosol Optical Thickness Data Aggregation

    • Kevin Holway, Clinton Freeman, Chad Dalton, Matthew Minnick
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 14, 2011

    New learning modules for atomic force microscopy.

    • Zachary Bryan
    • The 5th State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC., November, 2009

    New learning modules for atomic force microscopy.

    • Zachary Bryan
    • The Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society Meeting, Fairfield Inn, Boone, NC, October, 2009

    Analysis of Wear Patterns on Neanderthal Stone Tools

    • Isaac Bryan
    • The 5th State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC., November, 2009

    Blood Pressure Drops Below Normal Levels Following Moderate Exercise

    • Richard de Triquet, Phillip Bennett, Joseph Gryder and Ben Eanes
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Dr. Scott Collier, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    New Learning Modules for Atomic Force Microscopy

    • Zachary Bryan
    • Mentor: Dr. Tonya Coffey, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Source Apportionment of Organic Aerosols in the Atmosphere Using an Aethalometer Model

    • David Bowman
    • Mentor: Dr. Brett Taubman, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Using Matlab to Analyze Aethalometer Time Series Data for Interdisciplinary Aerosol Research

    • David Bowman, Catherine Thomas, Matthew Roberts, and Isaac Bryan
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Wind Tunnel Simulations Using Matlab to Model Variations in Fluid Velocity and Composition

    • Ashley Roberts, Uzoma Ekenna, Kimberly Kiser, and Luke Rice
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Creating Applications Using Adobe Flex

    • Nate Vogt, Jacob Seibel, Connor Phyfer, and Bethany Miller
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    An Exploration of 3d Renderer Design in C and OpenGL

    • Clinton Freeman
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    GPS Appalcart Tracking

    • Andrew Huffman, Jacob Edwards, Zachary Bryan, and Allen Boone
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    An Implementation of the SIR Model Using NetLOGO

    • Jeremy Shope, Lance Calhoun, Michael Salley, and Andrew Leszczewski
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Genetic Variances of a Population Over a Number of Generations Using Punnett Squares

    • Matthew Lingelbach, Kevin Holway, Michael Hancock, and Daniel Wilson
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Calculating Wind Data Using Power Curves

    • Mark Lingelbach, Matt Minick, Bobby Lunceford, and Chelsea Bussey
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Modeling Collision Detection and Reaction With OpenGL

    • Jeremy Walker, Clinton Freeman, Justin Seldomridge, and Briana Mendiola
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Forest Fire Simulation Using Cellular Automata

    • Jason Wyatt, Aaron Folstad, Allison Nelson, and Ondrej Dyck
    • Mentor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Analysis of Wear Patterns on Neanderthal Stone Tools

    • Isaac Bryan
    • Mentor: Dr. Tonya Coffey, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Quantifying Uncertainty of Grain-sizing Methods Using Numerically-generated Granular Fields

    • Ondrej Dyck
    • Mentor: Dr. Chris Thaxton, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Application of Granular Sorting Power law to Nearshore Morphology Models

    • Kevin Holway
    • Mentor: Dr. Chris Thaxton, The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 22, 2010

    Optimization of an Electrodynamic Dust Shield for Thermal Radiators

    • Nate Cox
    • The 5th State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, November 2009
    • Powerpoint

    Analysis of Wear Patterns on Neanderthal Stone Tools

    • Isaac Bryan and Zachary Bryan
    • The 5th State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, November 2009
    • Powerpoint

    Quantitative Analysis of Volitile Organic Aerosols in the Atmosphere

    • David Bowman, Jonathan Pope, Asheley Accursio, Kelsey Adair
    • The 5th State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, November 2009
    • PDF

    Observing Tendencies to a 'Prisoner's Dilemma' - Type Situation

    • David Bowman, Catherine Thomas, and Andrew Young
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    Survey of Genetic Algorithms

    • Mark Huffman, Peter Ascik, Jacob Edward, and Keith Boone
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    Automated Frogger Simulation With Robots

    • Matthew Lingelbach, Jeremy Walker, Angelo Litrenta, and Daniel Wilson
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    3D Animation and Game Development Using Blender

    • Kenneth Love, Connor Phyfer, Nate Vogt, and Britney Miller
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    Games With Panda3D and Blender

    • Mark Lingelbach, Jason Wyatt, Matt Minnick, and Chelsea Bussey
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    SunSPOT Tron

    • John Dehen, Briana Mendiola, Jiustin Seldomridge, and Clinton Freeman
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    Modeling Blood Flow in the Human Heart

    • Richard DeTriquet, Philip Bennett, Joseph Gryder, and Ben Eanes
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    Identification of Plant Species Through Leaf Images

    • Biva Shrestha
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    Simplification of the Lojos Platform

    • Aaron Folstad, Andrew Leszczewski, Michael Salley, and Lance Calhoun
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    An Analysis of Primality Tests as Applied in Cryptography

    • Joshua D. Kelly, Melissa Hecht, Taryn Roten, and Nathan Cox
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    An Eclipsing Binary in a Circumbinary Shell

    • Joshua D. Kelly
    • Mentor: Richard Gray, The 12th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2009.

    An Eclipsing Binary in a Circumbinary Shell

    • Joshua D. Kelly, Richard O. Gray, Dale E Mais, and Adam B. Smith
    • Mentor: Richard O. Gray, The 4th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), Appalachian State University, Nov 22, 2008.

    Characterization of Oxford Instrument's Silicon Drift Detector Prototype on a Scanning Electron Microscope

    • Ashley Roberts
    • Mentor: Phillip Russell and Donovan Leonard, The 4th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), Appalachian State University, Nov 22, 2008.

    Theory, Design, and Application of a Raman Spectroscopy System

    • Nathan Cox and Laura Merrill
    • Mentor: Jennifer Burris, The 4th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), Appalachian State University, Nov 22, 2008.

    Engineering the E-Ticketbook

    • Shawn Windle and Andrew Brownfield
    • Mentor: Jay Fenwick, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Data Encoding With Steganography and Java

    • Jonathan Dehen, Clinton Freeman, Justin Sledomridge, Briana Mendiola, and Jere Miles
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Mathematical Modeling of an Asteroid-Earth Collision

    • Josh Kelley, Melissa Hecht, Taryn Roten, and Tom Grant
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Computational Approximation Using Monte Carlo Method in MATLAB

    • Jameson Jargowsky, Jeremy Walker, George Bubar, and Nicholas Schwab
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Setup, Configuration, and Systems Administration of Beowulf Clusters

    • Jeremy Booker, Michael Salley, Daniel Watson, Lance Calhoun, and Andrew Brownfield
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Game Development With XNA

    • Christian Huffman, Matt Lingelbach, Mark Lingelbach, Mathew Minnick, and Nicholas Schwab
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Improving the Believability of Computer-Controlled Characters Within a Simulated Environment

    • Jere Miles
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Using NetLOGO to Model the Outbreak of Diseases

    • Andrew Huffman, Aaron Folstad, Chelsea Bussey, Nathan Vogt, and Jere Miles
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    The Genetic Algorithm Zombie Eradication Simulator

    • Kenneth Love, Daniel Wilson, Jacob Edwards, Andrew Leszczewski, and Andrew Brownfield
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Mathematical Model of ASU Population Growth

    • Jesse Mims, Andrew Young, Mitch Jareo, Catherine Thomas, and Tom Grant
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 24, 2008.

    Structural Characteristics of Online Social Networks

    • Mitchell Jareo
    • Mentor: Jill Richie Thomley, The 12th North Carolina Mini-conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Computing, Appalachian State University, April 13, 2007.

    Scaled Structures and Self-Similarity in the Morse-Thue Sequence

    • Nathan Viash
    • Mentor: Katie Mawhinney, The 12th North Carolina Mini-conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Computing, Appalachian State University, April 13, 2007.

    Grid-Based Image Processing

    • Darren Greene
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori and Barry Kurtz, The 10th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2007.

    Stenganography and Steganalysis: Techniques and Detection in Digital Images

    • Shawn Windle, Tyler Foster, Rachell Morrison, and Nathan Vogt
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 10th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2007.

    Grid-based Processing using the Min-Max Algorithm

    • Josh Bean, Jake Coogle, and Jonathan Dehen
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 10th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2007.

    Parallel Computing: 1-D Wave Equations

    • Augustus Miraglia, Kenneth Love, and Jesse Mims
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 10th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2007.

    Remote Control of Telescopes in the Rankin Undergraduate Astronomy Laboratory

    • Mitchell Jareo, Jargowsky, Jameson, and Jeremey Booker
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori and John Saken, The 10th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2007.

    Latex: Beyond Word Processing

    • Nathan Vish, Lauren Christopher, and Melissa Hecht
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 10th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2007.

    ClockIt: An Automated Metric-based Approach for Evaluating Introductory Student Performance

    • Reid, Kathryn
    • Mentor: Norris, Cindy and Barry, Frank, The 10th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2007.

    ClockIt: A Partial Solution to the Software Crisis

    • Reid, Kathryn
    • Mentor: Norris, Cindy and Barry, Frank, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.

    A Nonlinear Statistical Approach to Knowledge Discovery in Mammogram Images

    • Reagan, Adam
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.

    Message Passing in Digital Images

    • Chris Sholar
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.

    High Performance Convolution with MATLAB

    • Darren Greene
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.

    Task Analysis of Weather Forecasting and Implications for Design of Computer Forecasting Tools

    • Gary Kreahling
    • Mentor: Ray Russell, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.

    CSEMS Online Data Management System

    • Mitchell Jareo
    • Mentors: Rahman Tashakkori, Cindy Norris, and James Wilkes, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.

    CSEMS and Artificial Intelligence Robot Exhibit CSEMS Seminar and AI Students

    • Mentors: Rahman Tashakkori and Dee Parks, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.

    Practical Applications of Edge Detection Techniques in Image Processing

    • Jon Chapman and Adam Reagan
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 10th North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Computing, Appalachian State University, April 15, 2005.

    Integrating Object-Oriented Metrics Analysis into the BlueJ Development Environment

    • Jonathan Chapman
    • Mentor: Jay Fenwick, Southern Appalachian Symposium for Programming Languages and Systems, (SASPLAS) held at East Tennessee State University on October 22, 2005.

    A Lifting-Based Knowledge Discovery in Microarray Data

    • Scott Barlowe
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 8th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2005.

    A Dynamical Systems Approach to Modeling Thermodynamic and Hydrodynamic Systems

    • Chris Ellsworth, Tyler Foster, Chris Flanigan, and Daniel Quigley
    • Mentors: Rahman Tashakkori, Eric Marland, and Mark Ginn, The 8th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2005.

    Practical Applications of Edge Detection Techniques in Image Processing

    • Jonathan Chapman and Adam Reagan
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The AppliedVis 2005 Conference, Asheville, NC. April 28, 2005.

    Finding Shortest Paths in Large Data Sets

    • Christopher Ellsworth
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 9th North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatories, and Computing, Appalachian State University, April 16, 2004.

    wxGT: A Graph Construction and Manipulation Program

    • Brent Woodruff
    • Mentor: Marland, Eric, The 9th North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatories, and Computing, Appalachian State University, April 16, 2004.

    The Quiver System: A quizzing system for the evaluation of student programming skills

    • Christopher Ellsworth
    • Mentor: Fenwick, Jay and Kurtz, Barry, The 7th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 26, 2004.

    Knowledge Discovery in Medical Image Data Sets

    • Adam Reagan
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 7th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 26, 2004.

    The Route Seeker Project

    • Christopher Ellsworth
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 7th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 26, 2004.

    Detection of Microcalcifications in Digital Mammograms Using Wavelet Lifting Schemes

    • Jacqueline Holland
    • Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, The 5th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2002.

    The CMP Compiler Project

    • Christopher Ellsworth
    • Mentor: Jay Fenwick, The 5th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2002.

    Dark Sky Observatory 18-inch Telescope Control System

    • Christopher Ellsworth
    • Mentor: Daniel Caton, The 5th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2002.

    A Distributed Approach to Accounting for Carbon in Wood Products

    • S-STEM Scholar: Kirk Stellar
    • Co-authored with: E. Marland, G. Marland
    • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 15:71-91

    Managing the Cost of Emissions for Durable, Carbon-containing Products

    • S-STEM Scholar: Jenna Cantrell
    • Co-authored with: K. Shirley, E. Marland, G. Marland
    • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 16:325-346

    An AFM Learning Module Employing Diffraction Gratings

    • S-STEM Scholars Isaac Bryan, Zachary Bryan
    • Co-authored with: Coffey, T., Wicker, D., Drake, J., Pope, N., and Leonard, D
    • Microscopy Today, November 2010, Pages 42-48.

    Improving Believability of Simulated Characters

    • Rahman Tashakkori and Jere Miles
    • The Journal of Computing Science in Colleges, Volume 25, No. 3, January 2010, Pages 32-39.

    Message Encoding in Images Using Lifting Schemes

    • Rahman Tashakkori and Chris Sholar
    • IEEE SoutheastCon 2010, Charlotte, NC, March 18-21, 2010.

    Grid Computing: Student Research Experiences

    • Darren W. Greene, Rahman Tashakkori, and Barry L. Kurtz
    • Proceedings, ACM SE 2008, March 28-30, 2008, Auburn University, AL.

    Image Processing in a Grid Environment

    • Darren W. Greene, Rahman Tashakkori, and Barry L. Kurtz
    • Proceedings, The 2007 International Conference on Grid Computing and Applications, (GCA'07), WORLDCOMP'07 June 25-28, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Fuzzy Sectorization in Knowledge Discovery of Digital Mammograms

    • Rahman Tashakkori and Adam Reagan
    • The IEEE Southeeast 2007 Conference, IEEE-SE07 March 22-25, 2007, Richmond, VA.

    Tool for Assessing Student Outcomes

    • Mitcell Jareo, Dee Parks, and Rahman Tashakkori
    • The ACM Southeeast 2007 Conference, ACMSE 2007 - March 23-24, 2007, Winston Salem, NC.

    Fuzzy Sectorization in Knowledge Discovery of Digital Mammograms

    • Rahman Tashakkori and Adam Reagan.
    • The IEEE Southeeast 2007 Conference, IEEE-SE07 - March 22-25, 2007, Richmond, VA. To Appear.

    High Performance Image Content-based Search

    • Rahman Tashakkori, Steven H. Heffner, Darren W. Greene, and Barry K. Kurtz
    • The 2006 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer vision, and Pattern Recognition, IPCV06 - June 26-29, 2006, Las Vegas.

    A Lifting-Based Knowledge Discovery in Microarray Data

    • Scott Barlowe and Rahman Tashakkori
    • Proceedings, The 2005 International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering METMBS '05 - Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences, June 20-23, 2005, Las Vegas.

    Understanding the Forecasting Process and Implications for Computing Tool Design

    • Russell, C. R. and Kreahling, G.
    • Proceedings of the 86th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting; 22nd Conference on Interactive, Information Processing Systems, January 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Beyond Objects-First: A Project-Driven CS2 Course

    • E. Frank Barry, Christopher C. Ellsworth, Barry L. Kurtz, and James T. Wilkes
    • The Proceedings of the 44th ACM Southeast Conference, March 2006.

    Teaching OO Methodology in a Project-Driven CS2 Course

    • Barry L. Kurtz, James T. Wilkes, E. Frank Barry, and Christopher C. Ellsworth
    • OOPSLA 2005, Educator's Symposium, October 2005.

    Software Tools to Support Software Engineering Education

    • Jay Fenwick, Barry L. Kurtz, Christopher C. Ellsworth, Jackie Holland, Chetan Krishna
    • Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, Kauai, Hawaii, August 2004.

    The Quiver System

    • Christopher C. Ellsworth, James B. Fenwick and Barry L. Kurtz
    • 35th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer science education, Feb 2004, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

    PDA Keyboard Design Project for Human Factors Class

    • Chris Sholar and Dee Parks
    • ACMSE'03, March 2003, Savannah, GA.

    Masters Theses

    A Control and Analysis System for Honey Bee Hives

    • Scott Shuffler
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, August 2017.

    One-To-One Scale Modeling for 3D Printing

    • Michael Yang
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Taskakkori, August 2017.

    Automated Collection of Honey Bee Hive Data Using the Raspberry Pi

    • Michael Crawford
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, August 2017.

    Message Encoding in Images Using Lifting Techniques

    • Chris Sholar
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, December 2008.

    Improving the Believability of Computer-Controlled Characters Within a Simulated Environment

    • Jere Miles
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, August 2008.

    Evolving Behavior for Autonomous Vehicles/Agents

    • Chris C. Ellsworth
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Barry Kurtz, August 2008.

    Using the Knowledge Discovery Process to Find Meaningful Information in Sports Related Data

    • Kendal L. Brooks
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, August 2007.

    GOLAY CODES: Codeword Construction and Error Correction Using Maples

    • Augustus A. Miraglia
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Richard Klima and James T. Wilkes, August 2007.

    Cluster and Grid-based Image Processing

    • Darren W. Greene
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, May 2007.

    ClockIt: Implementation and Evaluation

    • Kathryn Amanda Reid
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Cindy Norris, May 2007.

    VitAssist: Viticulture Assitance Application, Design and Implementation

    • Scott Holland
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ray Russell, May 2007.

    A Non-linear Statistical Approach to Knowledge Discovery in Medical Images

    • Adam Reagan
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, August 2006.

    Task Analysis of Weather Forecasting and Implications for Design of Computer Forecasting Tools

    • Gary Kreahling
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ray Russell, May 2006.

    Lifting-based Knowledge Discovery in Micro-array Data

    • Scott Barlowe
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, August 2005.

    Experiences Using the Extension Mechanism of the BlueJ Educational IDE

    • Jonathan Chapman
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Jay Fenwick, August 2005.

    Modeling the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    • Elizabeth Duea
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Dee Parks, December 2004.

    CPPAT Framework for Acceptance Testing of C++ Applications

    • Jacqueline M. Holland
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Jay Fenwick, December, 2003.

    Senior Honors Theses

    Structural Characteristics of the MySpace Social Network

    • Mitchell James Jareo IV
    • Thesis Director: Dr. Jill Thomley May 2008.

    Reed-Solomon Codes in Java

    • Augustus A. Miraglia
    • Thesis Director: Dr. Rick Klima, May 2004.