Dr. Joseph Cazier, professor of computer information systems in the Walker College of Business and director of the Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE) at Appalachian State University has been noted many times for his research on bees.
Cazier was recently filmed by Sage Press, a publisher of textbooks, for a documentary case study on real world applications of data science to solve challenges that we face as a society.
Cazier discussed some of the work that was done with the bees as an example of Analytics for Good. Analytics for Good is a practice that uses data analytics, avoids projects that would have a negative impact on society and seeks out those that will have a positive impact instead.
Students across the country will see this case study and the work that has been done at Appalachian for the next few years when they study data science.
Dr. James Wilkes from the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian was also filmed on the software side, as well as students who have worked on the project. Andrew Scott (M.S. in Data Science) and Preston MacDonald (Senior in Mathematical Modeling, considering M.S.) both contributed to the project and were filmed for their work.
About the Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE)
The Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE) at Appalachian State University utilizes analytics to promote positive behavioral change in the world and do Analytics for Good. Housed in the Walker College of Business, the center enhances the reputation of the university by seeking out projects that have a positive impact on society and avoiding those that would have a negative impact. Big data is inherently interdisciplinary, and CARE faculty work to further research in the areas of sustainability, education, health and wellness, human resource science, and economic development, among others. Learn more at care.business.appstate.edu.