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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.

The Department is part of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University.

Events    (Details)  (Calendar)

GRAND Seminar: Skinning Cubic Bézier Splines and Catmull-Clark Subdivision Surfaces
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:00pm, ENGR 4201
Songrun Liu
SANG Seminar: Evaluating Cyber Moving Target Techniques
Friday, November 21, 2014, 11:00am-12:00pm, ENGR 4201
Hamed Okhravi
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Recommending Service Repairs
Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:00pm-3:00pm, ENGR 2901
Joshua Church
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Motion Comparison and Tactic Analysis in Sports Training
Monday, November 24, 2014, 3:00pm-5:00pm, ENGR 4801
Hao Sun
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Robust and Reusable Methods for Shepherding and Visibility-Based Pursuit
Wednesday, December 03, 2014, 11:00am-1:00pm, ENGR 4201
Christopher Vo

News    (Details)

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.

Professors Rangwala and Shehu win 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher Awards (more)
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.
2014-2015 Distinguished Lecture Series (more)
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).

See the Lecture Series page for full information about the talks this year.
Christopher Vo on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (more)
CS PhD student Christopher Vo, who is also the President of the DC Area Drone User's Group, spoke on WAU's Kojo Nnamdi Show about the present and future of drone technology.
GMU RoboCup Update (more)

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.