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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
Volgenau School of Engineering: New Graduate Student Orientation
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Enterprise Hall

News    (Details)

Tatiana Maximova receives Outstanding Research Presentation prize at 3DSIG (more)
Congratulations to Tatiana Maximova for winning an "Oustanding Research Presentation Prize" at at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) Conference held in Orlando Florida, July 8-12, 2016. Dr. Maximova is a postdoctoral student under Prof. Amarda Shehu.
CS Department welcomes five new faculty members (more)
The CS department welcomes new faculty members Foteini Baldimtsi, Jonathan Bell, Song Min Kim and Parth Pathak, who will be joining the department as tenure-track Assistant Professors and Shvetha Soundararajan who will be joining the department as a Term Assistant Professor.
Professor Hassan Gomaa writes new book on real-time software design (more)
Professor Hassan Gomaa has written a new book on Real-Time Software Design for Embedded Systems, which is published by Cambridge University Press.
Alex Brodsky, Songqing Chen and Sean Luke promoted to full professor (more)
Congratulations to Alex Brodsky, Songqing Chen and Sean Luke for their promotion to the rank of full Professor of Computer Science!
Ken De Jong retires after 30 years at Mason, becomes Professor Emeritus of Computer Science (more)
Professor Ken De Jong has retired after 30 years as a faculty member at Mason. Ken joined the CS department in 1985 and has been a valuable member of the Mason community for over 30 years (rising to the rank of University Professor in 2009). His many contributions to the field of AI, to the CS department and to Mason were celebrated at a reception organized by the department earlier this year on April 15.
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.
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.
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.

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.