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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)

Department of Computer Science: GTA Orientation
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm, ENGR 4201
Mandatory for all CS department graduate teaching assistants
Department of Computer Science: PhD Student Reception and Orientation
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 12:00pm-1:30pm, ENGR 4201
Mandatory for new CS PhD students
Department of Computer Science: Provisional MS Test-Out Exams
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:00am-4:00pm, ENGR 1107 / 1108
Registration Required

News    (Details)

CS Graduation Celebration and Awards Dinner (more)
Congratulations to all the outstanding students, faculty and staff who were recognized for their excellence at the annual CS Graduation Celebration and Awards dinner on Wednesday, May 11.
CS undergraduate Ananya Dhawan wins 2016 OSCAR Student Excellence Award (more)
Congratulations to CS undergraduate student Ananya Dhawan for winning a 2016 OSCAR Student Excellence Award. He is working on a NSF funded medical cyber-physical research project under the mentorship of Professor Sikdar (Bioengineering Department) and Professors Kosecka and Rangwala of the CS department. Celebrations are on May 4, 2016. See for more details.
Kinga Dobolyi and Mark Snyder Win George Mason Teaching Excellence Award (more)
Congratulations to Professors Kinga Dobolyi and Mark Snyder who will receive a 2016 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award. This honor acknowledges their commitment to providing students with meaningful, significant learning experiences, as well as their success in achieving this ambitious goal.

They will be honored at the 2016 Celebration of Teaching Excellence, to be held on Monday, April 11th, from 3:30pm-5:00pm

Professor Jyh-Ming Lien wins Mason Emerging Researcher Award (more)
Congratulations to Professor Jyh-Ming Lien who has been chosen as one of three Mason faculty to receive the 2015 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award. This award recognizes the very best of Mason's younger scholars. Professor Lien will be presented with the award at the annual Celebration of Achievements reception to be held later this Fall.

Seven CS faculty members have now been selected for this award -- more than any other department at Mason.
Maryam Bandari Wins Best Student Paper Award at ICESS 2015 (more)
Ph.D. Candidate Maryam Bandari was awarded Best Student Paper at ICESS for the paper "Power Management in Cluster-Based Energy-Harvesting Sensor Networks through Dynamic Modulation Scaling". The paper explores the potential of adjusting the modulation levels (radio communication speed levels) of individual sensor nodes to save power, while also exploiting the capability of energy harvesting from the environment. Maryam is co-advised by Hakan Aydin and Robert Simon.
CS Dept Team Wins Google Award for Revamping Introductory CS Programming Courses (more)
A CS department team led by Prof. Jeff Offutt has received a Google award for a pilot project that explores a new approach to teaching introductory programming courses. For more information, see the Google announcement.
Yotam Gingold receives NSF Career Award (more)
Congratulations to Professor Yotam Gingold for receiving an NSF CAREER Award for his project titled "Direct Manipulation of Numerical Optimization for Structured Geometry Creation."

Eleven CS faculty members have received an NSF CAREER award, which is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.