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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)

Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Decision Guidance Query Language (DGQL), Algorithms and System
Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00pm-2:00pm, ENGR 2901
Nathan Egge
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: A Highly Recoverable Filesystem for Solid State Drives
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:30 pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, ENGR 4801
Mohammed Alhussein
Volgenau School of Engineering: New Graduate Student Orientation
Monday, August 18, 2014, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Dewberry Hall
Test-out Exam: INFS 501
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:00am-10:00am, ENGR 4201
Registration Required
Test-out Exam: INFS 515
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 11:00am-12:00am, ENGR 4201
Registration Required
Test-out Exam: INFS 519
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 1:00pm-2:00pm, ENGR 4201
Registration Required
Test-out Exam: SWE 510
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:00pm-4:00pm, ENGR 4201
Registration Required

News    (Details)

GMU RoboCup Update (more)
Update 7 Fast Company has written an article on the GMU team, complete with pictures.

Update 6
6-1 Loss to MRL (Iran). And GMU is officially out of the competition!

Update 5
GMU advances to the final 16.

Update 4
1-0 Win against the Newcastle Nubots (Australia)

Update 3
0-3 Loss to team Rhoban (France)

Update 2
The GMU RoboPatriots have defeated AUTMan (Iran), the #1 team, by 1-0.

Update 1

RoboCup humanoid league group picture. GMU robots shown in the red box.

GMU has completed its 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. Competition begins on Monday; we'll see how well the trained team performs.
GMU Goes to RoboCup (more)
GMU is entering a humanoid soccer team to RoboCup in Brazil. GMU's team is unusual in that its soccer behaviors aren't hard-coded, but are trained, on the spot, at the RoboCup competition by the students through demonstrations on the soccer field. The resulting trained robots are then entered into the competition.

AP Story on RoboCup, including GMU's entry.
Computer Science Departmental Awards 2014 (more)
On May 14th, the Computer Science Department celebrated the accomplishments of their students, faculty and staff at the 2014 Annual Computer Science Graduation Celebration and Awards Dinner. The dinner honored the academic achievement of graduating students and the outstanding work of CS faculty, staff and teaching assistants. Listed below are a few of the many recognized at the evening’s ceremony. A complete list of all award winners can be found here .
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.
Sam Gelman to receive 2013 OSCAR Student Excellence Award (more)
Congratulations to BS CS student Sam Gelman who will receive a 2013 OSCAR Student Excellence Award! This award recognizes and rewards outstanding undergraduate students who participate in research and creative activities.
Computer Science Students Participate in VSE Undergraduate Research Event (more)
Congratulations to all computer science students who were selected to participate in the VSE Undergraduate Research Event on April 24, 2014.


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.
Yotam Gingold receives Google Research Award (more)
Congrats to Professor Yotam Gingold for receiving a Google Research award for his project "Diamonds from the Rough: Improving Creative Performance via Aggregation"