Dr. Rahman Tashakkori

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Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
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Department Chair, Lowe's Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Louisiana State University.
  • M.S. in Engineering Science, Louisiana State University.
  • M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, Louisiana State University.
  • B.S. in Physics, Ahwaz University.
Research Interests: 

Honey Bee Monitoring Systems, Image Processing, Data Science, and CS Education


Dr. Tashakkori serves as the Lowe's Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. His most recent research deals with Honey Bee Monitoring systems. He has directed several National Science Foundation scholarship and mentoring programs at Appalachian State University like The High Achievers in STEM (S-STEM) and Mountain2Sea Louis Stocks Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). He also directs the Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship program that is sponsored by ERCS.

Highlighted Project

Appalachian State Multipurpose Apiary Informatics Systems

AppMAIS is an interdisciplinary project that aims to investigate the health, development and genomic diversity of honey bee hives in North Carolina to better understand and optimally prevent the honey bee colony collapse disorder (CCD).

How does this project work?

The project utilizes a Thingsboard IoT platform and the App State designed and built “Beemon” system that acquires and delivers hive data (audio/video recordings, humidity/temperature, and weight) to our dedicated server for further analysis.

How many hives are active?

Overall we have 30 hives. Currently, the Live Stream tab provides near-live one minute video streams of 24 hives at 12 locations and the Archive tab provides videos older than six minutes from the current time for these hives.

What type of technologies are being used and who is using them?

We are utilizing machine learning and bioinformatics tools to answer key questions on hive health, development, and genomic diversity. The project provides significant training opportunities for faculty, students, and beekeepers.


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