Rahman Tashakkori, Ph.D
Chair and Lowe's Distinguished Professor
Department of Computer Science
Appalachian State University


Education:
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2001, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    Dissertation Title: Medical image set compression using wavelet and lifting combined with new scanning techniques, Dissertation Advisor: Dr. John M Tyler
  • M.S. in Engineering Science/System Science, Dec 1995, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, May 1994, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • B.S. in Physics, August 1987, Chamran University, Ahwaz, Iran

  • Books:
  • Lab Manual for the Problem Solving – The Object of Programming Book, Rahman Tashakkori, Addison Wesley, ISBN: 0-321-17359-7

  • Publications:
  • A Honeybee Hive Monitoring System: From Surveillance Cameras to Raspberry Pis, Rahman Tashakkori, Nathaniel P Hernandez, Ahmad Ghadiri, Alekxander P Ratzloff, and Michael B Crawford, , IEEE SouthEastCon 2017, March 30-April 2, 2017, Charlotte, NC.
  • A New Mobile Online Social Network based Location Sharing with Enhanced Privacy Protection, Junggab Son, Donghyun Kim, Rahman Tashakkori, Alade O. Tokuta, and Heekuck Oh, IEEE Communications Society, The 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN 2016), August 1-4, 2016, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.
  • Involving High School Students with Visualization and Image Processing, Rahman Tashakkori, Ahmad Ghadiri, and Sina Tashakkori, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 30, No 6, June 2015, P 127-134.
  • Image Processing for Honey Bee hive Health Monitoring, Rahman Tashakkori & Ahmad Ghadiri, IEEE Southeast 2015, April 9-12, 2015, FortLauderdale, FL.
  • Leaf Classification Convolutional Neural Network App, Timothy Jassmann & Rahman Tashakkori, IEEE Southeast 2015, April 9-12, 2015, FortLauderdale, FL.
  • Automated Beehive Surveillance Using Computer Vision, David Kale & Rahman Tashakkori, IEEE Southeast 2015, April 9-12, 2015, FortLauderdale, FL.
  • Correlation Between Body Measurements of Different Genders and Races, Saumya Goel & Rahman Tashakkori, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Volume 109, 2015.
  • Active Learning During Lecture Using Tablets, Barry L. Kurtz, Rahman Tashakkori, James B. Fenwick, Ahmad Esmaili, and Stephen R. Tate, Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 5 - 8, 2014 , Atlanta, GA. (NSF Supported Project)
  • Research Experience for Teachers: Data Analysis & Mining, Visualization, and Image Processing, Rahman Tashakkori, Mitchell Parry, Rebecca Cooper, Nicolas Westveer, Jessica Jenkins, and Adam Benoit, Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 5 - 8, 2014 , Atlanta, GA. Accepted (NSF Supported Project)
  • Early Participation of CS Students in Research, Rahman Tashakkori, Barry Kurtz, Dolores Parks, James Fenwick, and Alice McRae, Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 9-12, 2011, Dallas, TX. (NSF Supported NSF Project).
  • Message Encoding in Images Using Lifting Schemes , Rahman Tashakkori & Chris Sholar, IEEE SoutheastCon 2010, Charlotte, NC, March 18-21, 2010.
  • Using Microlabs to Teach Modern Distributed Computing, B. Kurtz, R. Tashakkori, J. Helfert, M. Sage, Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Milwaukee, WI, March 10-13, 2010
  • Improving Believability of Simulated Characters, Jere Miles & Rahman Tashakkori, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 25, No. 3, January 2010, Pages 32-39.
  • The Mentoring Model of S-STEM Program at Appalachian, Rahman Tashakkori, Lunch Box Session, The 4th State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), Nov 21, 2008, Appalachian State University.
  • Grid Computing: Student Research Experiences, Darren W. Greene, Rahman Tashakkori, and Barry L. Kurtz, Proceedings, ACM SE 2008, Auburn University, AL, March 28-30, 2008.
  • 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, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA June 25-28, 2007.
  • Fuzzy Sectorization in Knowledge Discovery of Digital Mammograms, Rahman Tashakkori and Adam Reagan. The IEEE Southeast 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.
  • Success with CSEMS, Rahman Tashakkori, James Wilkes, and Cindy Norris . The ACM Southeeast 2007 Conference, ACMSE 2007 - March 23-24, 2007, Winston Salem, NC.
  • A Consortium to Promote High Performance Computing, Rahman Tashakkori, Barry Kurtz, Barry Wilkonson (UNCC), and Mark Holiday (WCU) . The ACM Southeeast 2007 Conference, ACMSE 2007 - March 23-24, 2007, Winston Salem, NC.
  • 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, IPCV'06 - June 26-29, 2006, Las Vegas.
  • Medical Image Optimal Wavelets, Rahman Tashakkori, John M. Tyler, and Oleg S. Pianykh, Proceedings, VISION'05 - The 2005 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology June 20-23, 2005, 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.
  • A Systemic Mentoring Model in Computer Science, Rahman Tashakkori, James T. Wilkes, and Edward G. Pekarek, Proceedings, ACMSE 2005, March 18-20, 2005, Kennesaw State University, GA.
  • Encouraging Undergraduate Research: A Digital Image Processing Approach, Rahman Tashakkori, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges (JCSC), Volume 20, Number 3, February 2005, Pages: 173-180.
  • Decorrelating Medical Image Sets with Lifting: A New Approach, Rahman Tashakkori, John M. Tyler, Oleg S. Pianykh, and Xiaojun Qi, Proceedings, CISST'04 - The 2004 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology June 21-24, Las Vegas.
  • Implementation of Integer-Based Wavelets Using Java Servlets, Dalton, Andrew R.;  Tashakkori, Rahman, Proceedings, The 7th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI2003), July 27-30, 2003, Orlando, FL.
  • A Java - Based Tool For Teaching Image Processing Enhancement Techniques, Vachery, Shibu Y.; Verma  Monica; Tashakkori, Rahman, Proceedings, The 7th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI2003), July 27-30, 2003, Orlando, FL.
  • Extracting Anatomical Structures, Primarily Vertebrae, From Images of the Human Spine, Verma, Monica; Vachery, Shibu; Tashakkori, Rahman, Proceedings, The 7th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI2003), July 27-30, 2003, Orlando, FL.
  • Similarity analysis of voice signals in the wavelet domain using dynamic time warping, Rahman Tashakkori and Courtney Bowers, Proceedings, AeroSense '03 conference, Wavelet Applications, Orlando, FL, Apr 23-27, 2003.  No. [5102-21]
  • Classification of similar medical images in the lifting domain, C. W. Sallee, R. Tashakkori, Proceedings, SPIE's AeroSense '02 conference, Wavelet Applications IX-Medicines and Applications, Orlando, FL, Apr 1-5, 2002.  No. [4738-36]
  • Effect of scanning of medical images on the performance of lifting schemes, R. Tashakkori, M. Tyler, X. Qi, C. W. Sallee,  Proceedings, SPIE's AeroSense '02 conference, Wavelet Applications  IX-Medicines  and Applications,  Orlando, FL,  Apr 1-5, 2002, No. [4738-37]
  • Medical Image Compression Using Wavelet and Lifting Combined with New Scanning  Techniques, Rahman Tashakkori,  A Dissertation,  Louisiana State University, May 2001.
  • Predictive Coding Integer-Based Wavelet Transform Approach to Diagnostically Lossless Medical Image Volume Compression, Xiaojun Qi, John M. Tyler, Oleg S. Pianykh, and Rahman Tashakkori, Proceedings of SCI/ISAS on Image, Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing (IASSP), Vol. VI, pp. 375-379, Orlando, Florida, July 22-25, 2001.
  • Prediction of Medical Images Using Wavelets, , R. Tashakkori, John M. Tyler, Oleg S. Pianykh. Proceeding, SPIE's AeroSense '2000 conference, Orlando, FL, Apr. 2000.
  • Construction of Optimal Wavelet Basis for Medical Images, R. Tashakkori, John M. Tyler, Oleg S. Pianykh. Proceeding, SPIE's AeroSense '99 conference, Orlando, FL, Apr. 99.
  • A Theoretical Model for Ferroelectric Polarization Controlled Superconductor Device, J.T. Wang, M. Chinkhota, R. Tashakkori, D. Bagayoko. Proceeding of New3Sc International Conference in Superconductivity, Baton Rouge, LA, February 1998.
  • A Theoretical Model for Ferroelectric Polarization Controlled Superconductor Device, J.T. Wang, M. Chinkhota, R. Tashakkori, D. Bagayoko. In print, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A.
  • The Effect of Monomer evaporation in the Clarke-Vvedensky Model of Submonolayer Growth, P. M. Lam, R. Tashakkori, Yu Ke. Physical Review B, August 15, 1997.
  • Discrete Ordinates Transport Calculations With Pointwise Cross Section Data, Proceeding of the American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting on Advances in Reactor Physics, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 11 to 15, 1994.
  • Radiation Damage Studies for the SDC Electromagnetic Calorimeter, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 41, No.12, pp. 243-252,1993.
  • Radiation Damage Studies for the SDC Electromagnetic Calorimeter, SDC (Solenoidal Detector Collaboration) Technical Reports, SDC-92365, November 1992.
  • Radiation Damage Studies for the SDC Electromagnetic Calorimeter, SDC (Solenoidal Detector Collaboration) Technical Reports, SDC-92172, January 1992.

  • Posters and Presentations (Students):
  • Bee Audio Frequency Analysis,Preston Wilson & Christopher Smith, NCUR 2017, April 6-9, 2017, Memphis, TN.
  • Estimating Beehive Activities Using Image Processing, Jonathan Brotherton, NCUR 2017, April 6-9, 2017, Memphis, TN.
  • Determining the Net Traffic at the Entrance of the Honeybee Hive, Gurney Buchanan & Edward S. Shuffler, NCUR 2017, April 6-9, 2017, Memphis, TN.
  • Database Labs for Web Based Learning, Evangeline Luciano & Edward S. Shuffler, NCUR 2017, April 6-9, 2017, Memphis, TN.
  • Predictive Seasonal Film Analysis of Honeybee Colonies, LaTaunya Tillman NCUR 2017, April 6-9, 2017, Memphis, TN.
  • Involving High School Students with with Visualization and Image Processing, Rahman Tashakkori, Ahmad Ghadiri, and Sina Tashakkori CCSCNE-2015, April 17-18, 2015, College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
  • Remote Beehive Surveying, Nathan Hernandez, Michael Crawford, and Alexander Ratzloff, Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 22, 2014.
  • Using Makey-Makey as an Educational and Programming Tool, Ahmar Gordon, Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, November 22, 2014.
  • Monitoring Honeybee Hives using Raspberry Pis, Nathan Hernandez, Michael Crawford, and Alexander Ratzloff, Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 3, 2014.
  • Leaf Identification on Android Devices, Jeffery C. Guin, Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 3, 2014.
  • Correlation Between Body Measurements of Different Genders and Races, Saumya Goel, Rahman Tashakkori, The 9th Annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Nov. 2, 2013.
  • Gaining a Thousand Words: Connecting Visualization, Comprehension and Memory, Gerald Gordner, Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori and Jere Miles, The 4th State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), Nov 21, 2008, Appalachian State University.
  • 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.
  • "A Nonlinear Statistical Approach to Knowledge Discovery in Mammogram Images", Reagan, Adam, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.
  • "Message Passing in Digital Images", Sholar, Chris, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.
  • "An Advanced Histogram Matching Application Using Java", Pannell Jr., Rodney, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.
  • "High Performance Convolution with MATLAB", Greene, Darren, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.
  • "CSEMS Online Data Management System", Jareo, Mitchell, Mentors: Tashakkori, Rahman, Norris, Cindiy, and Wilkes, James, 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: Tashakkori, Rahman and Parks, Dee, The 9th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 20, 2006.
  • "A Lifting-Based Knowledge Discovery in Microarray Data", Barlowe, Scott, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, 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: Tashakkori, Rahman, Marland, Eric, and Ginn, Mark. The 8th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 19, 2005.
  • "An Efficient Medical Image Content-based Search Approach", Heffner, Steven, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, 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", Jon Chapman and Adam Reagan Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 10th North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Computing, Appalachian State University, April 15, 2005.
  • "Practical Applications of Edge Detection Techniques in Image Processing", Jon Chapman and Adam Reagan Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The AppliedVis 2005 Conference, Asheville, NC. April 28, 2005.
  • "Finding Shortest Paths in Large Data Sets", Chris Ellsworth, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 9th North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Computing, Appalachian State University, April 16, 2004.
  • "Knowledge Discovery in Medical Image Data Sets", Reagan, Adam, Mentor:Tashakkori, Rahman, The 7th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 26, 2004.
  • "CODITO ERGO SUM: 3D Modeling and Animation Demo using OpenGL", Babel, Daniel, Mentor:Tashakkori, Rahman, The 7th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 26, 2004.
  • "The Route Seeker Project", Elseworth, Chris, Mentor:Tashakkori, Rahman, The 7th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 26, 2004.
  • "Implementation of Integer-Based Wavelets Using Java Servlets", Dalton, Andrew R.; Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 6th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 28, 2003.
  • "A Java - Based Tool For Teaching Image Processing Enhancement Techniques", Vachery, Shibu Y.; Verma  Monica; Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 6th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 28, 2003.
  • "Extracting Anatomical Structures, Primarily Vertebrae, From Images of the Human Spine", Verma, Monica; Vachery, Shibu; Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 6th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 28, 2003.
  • "A Frequency-based Non-uniform Quantization of Natural Images", Natalie Oviatt, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 5th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2002.
  • "Visualizing 3-D Atomic/Electronic Structures using an OpenGL Application", James Michael Soltys, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 5th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2002.
  • "A Monte Carlo Method OpenGL Program for Solving Complex Integrals", Steven J. McKinney, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 5th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2002.
  • "Detection of Microcalcifications in Digital Mammograms Using Wavelet Lifting Schemes", Jacqueline Holland, Mentor: Tashakkori, Rahman, The 5th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 23, 2002.
  • “Digital Image Processing Techniques in Medicine:  Better than the Human Eye?”, Sandwich Seminar, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, November 28, 2001.
  • “Effect of Scanning Procedure on the Digital Image Set Correlations”, Casey Parks, Mentor: R. Tashakkori, the 4th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 10, 2001.
  • “Three-Dimensional Data Visualization Using Two-Dimensional Grayscale Image Extraction”,  · VincentVocci, Mentors: R. Tashakkori and S. Williams, the 4th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 10, 2001.
  • “Determining the Most Effective Spatial Low Pass Filter for Removing Noise”, Jonathan Teed, Mentor: R. Tashakkori, the 4th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 10, 2001.
  • “Detection of Simple Objects Within a Digital Image”, Caleb Thorp, Mentor: R. Tashakkori, the 4th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 10, 2001.
  • “Similarity Analysis of Medical Images of Similar Sets in the Haar and Debauchies Lifting Domain”, Chad Sallee, Mentor: R. Tashakkori, the 4th Annual Celebration of Student Research  and Creative Endeavors, Appalachian State University, April 10, 2001.
  • “Effect of Scanning Procedure on the Digital Image Set Compression”, Casey Parks, Mentor: Rahman Tashakkori, the “The 6th North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorial and Computing”, Appalachian State University, April 10, 2001.
  • “Overview of the Latest Research in Medical Imaging and Research Opportunities”, Graduate Seminar, Department of Computer Science, Appalachian State University, September 26, 2000.

  • Workshops:
  • Teaching STEM using CS-based Modules, Rahman Tashakkori, Robert Gotwals, Michael Crawford, Jenna Schachner, Ahmar Gordon, and Austin Keener, Scaling STEM: STRATEGIES THAT ENGAGE MINDS 2015 CONFERENCE, April 12-13, 2015, Durham, NC.
  • Research Experience for Teachers-CS Applications in Teaching STEM, Rahman Tashakkori and Mitch Parry, Appalachian State University, Nov. 15, 2014
  • Research Experience for Teachers-CS Applications in Teaching STEM, Rahman Tashakkori and Mitch Parry, Appalachian State University, Nov. 16, 2013
  • Modern Distributed Computing, Barry Kurtz & Rahman Tashakkori, Roanoke College, Salem, VA, March 26-27, 2010
  • Gaining Students Participation, Rahman Tashakkori, Panel at the NSF STEP Grantees Meeting, Arlington, VA, March 3-5, 2010.
  • A Model for Mentoring and Engaging Students through S-STEM and STEP, Rahman Tashakkori, Alan Utter, and Tracy Wright, North Carolina Campus Compact, 2010 P.A.C.E. Conference, Elon University, February 10, 2010.
  • Modern Distributed Computing, Barry Kurtz & Rahman Tashakkori, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA, December 4-5, 2009.
  • Modern Distributed Computing, Barry Kurtz & Rahman Tashakkori, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, .
  • Appalachian's Visualization and Computing Teacher's Workshop, Rahman Tashakkori in collaboration with six faculty from various disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences, Appalachian State University, June 26-29, 2005.

  • Graduate Students' Theses:
  • Understanding Computer Science Academic Performance Using Principal Component Analysis, Christopher Smith, Appalachian State University, August 2017. Thesis Committee.
  • One-to-One Scale Scale Modeling for 3D Printing, Michael Yang, Appalachian State University, August 2017. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • A Real-time Database System for Managing Aquarium Data, Devin Sink, Appalachian State University, August 2017. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Automated Collection of Honey Bee Hive Data Using the Raspberry Pi, Michael Crawford, Appalachian State University, August 2017. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • A Control and Analysis System for Honey Bee Hives, Edward (Scott) Shuffler, Appalachian State University, August 2017. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Applying Package Management to MOD Installation, Stephen Bunn, Appalachian State University, May 2017. Thesis Committee.
  • A Study of the Upper Domatic Number of a Graph, Nicholas Phillips, Appalachian State University, May 2017. Thesis Committee.
  • Mobile Leaf Classification Application Utilizing a Convolutional Neural network , Timothy Jassmann, Appalachian State University, August 2015. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Automated Beehive Surveillance using Computer Vision , David Kale, Appalachian State University, August 2015. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Implementation of an Automated Image Processing System for Observing the Activities of Honey Bees, Ahmad Ghadiri, Appalachian State University, August 2013. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Wireless Data Acquisition for Apiology Applications, Luke Rice, Appalachian State University, August 2013. Thesis Committee Member.
  • Web - based Automated Grading System, Phillip Meznar, Appalachian State University, May 2013. Thesis Committee Member.
  • Segmentation and Extraction of Individual leaves from Plant Images for Species Classification, Dale Henries, Appalachian State University, August 2011. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Audio on the GPU: Real-Time Time Domain Convolution on Graphics Cards, Andrew Lachance, Appalachian State University, May 2011. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Classification of Plants using Images of Their Leaves, Biva Shrestha, Appalachian State University, May 2011. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Evaluating and Improving the Readability of Scientific Web Pages using Intelligent Analysis Tools, Seena Menon, Appalachian State University, May 2011. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Message Encoding in Images Using Lifting Techniques, Chris Sholar, Appalachian State University, December 2008. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Believability of Computer Games, Jere Miles, Appalachian State University, August 2008. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Data Mining of Sports Data, Kendal Brooks, Appalachian State University, August 2007. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • GOLAY CODES: Codeword Construction and Error Correction Using Maples, Gus Miraglia, Appalachian State University, August 2007. Thesis Committee Member.
  • Cluster and Grid-Based Image Processing, Darren Greene, Appalachian State University, May 2007. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • CLOCKIT: Implementation and Evaluation, Kathryn Reid, Appalachian State University, May 2007. Thesis Committee Member.
  • VitAssist: Viticulture Assistance Application, Design and Implementation, Scott Holland, Appalachian State University, May 2007. Thesis Committee Member.
  • A Non-linear Statistical Approach to Knowledge Discovery in Mammogram Image Sets, Adam Reagan, Appalachian State University, August 2006. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • A Lifting-Based Knowledge Discovery in Microarray Data, Scott Barlowe, Appalachian State University, August 2005. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Extraction of Anatomical Structures, Primarily Inter-Vertebral Disks, From Images of the Human Spine, Monica Verma, Appalachian State University, August 2003. Thesis Committee Chair.
  • Similarity Analysis of Voice Signals in the Wavelet Domain Using Dynamic Time Warping Methods, Courtney Bowers, Appalachian State University, August 2002. Thesis Committee Chair.

  • Graduate Projects:
  • EventMan - A Web-Based Itinerary Management and Coordination System, Nathan Davis, Appalachian State University, 2017.
  • Text Mining with Hadoop, Michael Kepple, Appalachian State University, 2014.
  • Mobile Leaf Recognition, Matthew Segall, Appalachian State University, 2013.

  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis
  • "Shift, Global Research and Programmer Collaboration", Robert Compton, Appalachian State University, May 2017.
  • "Facial Impression Recognition with Kinects", Allison Nelson, Appalachian State University, May 2013.
  • "Grid System Security", Steven J. McKinney, Appalachian State University, May 2006.
  • "An Efficient Medical Image Content-Based search Approach", Steven M. Heffner, Appalachian State University, May 2005.
  • "Knowledge Discovery in Medical Images", Adam Reagan, Appalachian State University, May 2004.
  • "Reed-Solomon Codes in Java", Augustus A. Miraglia, May 2004, Second Reader.
  • "Volume Rendering Techniques for Commodity Hardware", James Soltys, Appalachian State University, June 2003.
  • "Intelligent Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: Selected Techniques and Applications in Medicine", William Jackson Perkins Jr., December 2002.  Second Reader.
  • "Detection of Microcalcifications in Digital Mammograms Using Wavelet Lifting Schemes", Jacqueline Holland, Appalachian State University, May 2002.
  • "Three-dimensional Visualization of Brain Based on Two-dimensional MRI Images", Alexei Shendrick, Appalachian State University, December 2001.

  • Grants:
  • High Acheivers in Computer Science and Mathematics NSF S-STEM [], PI, $628,000
  • Research Experience for Teachers: Data Analysis & Mining, Image Processing, and Visualization NSF RET [], PI, $486,000
  • Collaborative Research: Transforming Computer Science Education with Microlabs, NSF TUES [1122752], Co-PI, $59,759.00
  • Computer Science Workshop for High School Teachers, Goolge, June 2011, Co-PI, $20,000
  • Raman Spectroscopy Equipment to Develop and Apply a Novel Technique for the Structural Characterization of Biological Materials Sponsoring Organization, Feb 2010-Jan 2011, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Co-PI, $180,000
  • Computer Science Workshop for High School Teachers, Goolge, June 2010, Co-PI, $20,000
  • Appalachian Undergraduate Academy of Science, 2008-2012, NSF-STEP[0756928], ~$1000,000.
  • Program for Attracting and Retaining Scholars to Computer Science and Mathematics, 2008-2011, NSF-S-STEM [0806814], ~$141,000.
  • Program for Attracting and Retaining Scholars to Computer Science and Mathematics, 2006-2011, NSF-S-STEM [0630984], ~$459,000.
  • Modern Distributed Computing, 2007-2008, NSF-CCLI [0737355], ~$150,000
  • NC-HPC - The Consortium to Promote Computational Science and High Performance Computing Project, UNC Office of President, 2004-2006, $650,000
  • Program for Attracting and Retaining Scholars to Computer Science and Mathematics, 2004-2008, NSF-CSEMS, ~$136,162.
  • Program for Attracting and Retaining Scholars to Computer Science and Mathematics, 2002-2006, NSF-CSEMS, ~398,495.
  • URC grant, Graduate School, Appalachian State University, Summer 2002, $1,250
  • Parallel PC Cluster (LEQSF). July 99, $ 112,000
  • Hewlett Packard Diversity Grant. Director, September. 1999, $37,500
  • Instructional Lab Grant for Microsoft Educational Software. PI, August. 1998-2000, $43,700

  • Honors and Awards:
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Bridging the Gap, 2016.
  • Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, 2011-2012, Appalachian State University.
  • The Board of Governors' Award for Excellent in Teaching, 2009-2009, Appalachian State University.
  • William C. Strickland Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 2003-2004, Appalachian State University.