Welcome to the Department of Computer Science.
The department offers BS, MS, and PhD programs in Computer Science; MS programs in Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Information Security and Assurance; and a BS program in Applied Computer Science with various concentrations. The department also offers concentrations in the inter-disciplinary MS in Data Analytics Engineering and the PhD in Information Technology offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering.
Faculty in the department have research interests in networking, architecture, parallel and distributed computing, performance evaluation, software engineering, multimedia, graphics and visualization, databases, software engineering, data mining, security, information systems, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics.
Ph.D. student Daniel Veltri and Prof. Amarda Shehu receive Best Student paper award at IEEE BIBM 2014. (more)
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Daniel Veltri and Prof. Amarda Shehu whose paper "Improved Prediction of Antimicrobial Peptides Through Distal Sequence-based Features" was selected for the Best Student Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE Intl Conf on Biomed and Bioinformatics (BIBM) being held in Belfast UK, Nov 2-5, 2014.
PhD Student Mahmoud Awad and Prof. Danny Menasce receive Best Paper award at CMG 2014 (more)
Congratulations to PhD student Mahmoud Awad and Prof. Danny Menasce whose paper "Dynamic Derivation of Analytical Performance Models in Autonomic Computing Environments,” was selected for the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Computer Measurement Group Conference being held in Atlanta from November 3-6, 2014.
Congratulations to Professor Huzefa Rangwala and Professor Amarda Shehu who have both been chosen as one of three Mason faculty to receive the 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award. This award recognizes the very best of Mason's younger scholars. Professors Rangwala and Shehu will be presented with the award at the annual Celebration of Achievements reception to be held later this Fall.
The CS Department's Distinguished Lecture Series for 2014-2015 for presents four distinguished researchers in computer science: David Blei (Columbia), Peter Stone (U Texas Austin), Ricardo Bianchini (Rutgers), and Wu-chun Feng (Virginia Tech).
RoboCup humanoid league group picture. GMU robots shown in the red box.
GMU successfully completed its "personal challenge task" at RoboCup: to teach its team how to play collective soccer from scratch during the preparation time at the competition venue, rather than program it. This makes GMU quite different from other teams at RoboCup. Fast Company has written an article on the GMU team, complete with pictures. GMU won two games and lost two, and advanced to the final 16 in the Kid-Size Humanoid League.
Christopher Vo Speaks at Smithsonian's The Future is Here Conference (more)
PhD student Christopher Vo presented at the Smithsonian's The Future is Here Conference on the potential of personal and build-it-yourself drones.
Huzefa Rangwala Wins George Mason Teaching Excellence Award (more)
Congratulations to Professor Huzefa Rangwala who will receive a 2014 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award. This honor acknowledges his commitment to providing students with meaningful, significant learning experiences, as well as his success in achieving this ambitious goal.