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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: Zero-Day Attack Detection Using Collaborative and Transduction-Based Anomaly Detectors
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 1:00pm 3:00 PM, ENGR 4801
Sharath Hiremagalore
Test-out Exam: CS 530
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 11:00am-12:00pm, ENGR 1108
Test-out Exam: CS 531
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm, ENGR 1108
Department of Computer Science: GTA Fall Orientation
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12:00pm-1:30pm, ENGR 4201
Mandatory for all CS Department graduate teaching assistants
Test-out Exam: INFS 501
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 9:00am-10:00am, ENGR 1108
Registration Required
Test-out Exam: INFS 515
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 11:00am-12:00am, ENGR 1108
Registration Required
Test-out Exam: INFS 519
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm, ENGR 1108
Registration Required
Department of Computer Science: PhD Student Orientation and Reception
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 11:00am-12:30pm, ENGR 4201
Mandatory for new CS PhD students
Test-out Exam: SWE 510
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm, ENGR 1108
Registration Required
Department of Computer Science: GTA Workshop
Thursday, September 03, 2015, 1:00pm-3:00pm, ENGR 4201
Mandatory for all CS Department graduate teaching assistants
Computer Science Seminar: Towards Data-Driven Autonomics in Exascale Data Centers
Monday, September, 21, 2015, 10:00am, ENGR 4201
Ozalp Babaoglu

News    (Details)

GMU RoboPatriots at RoboCup 2015 (more)
Prof, Dan Lofaro (ECE) and GMU's team of students are at RoboCup in Hefei, China, preparing the RoboPatriots for competition. The RoboPatriots are GMU's team of humanoid robots which play soccer autonomously. and Robotics Lab Team Up for RoboCup (more) is a premium manufacturer of travel bags and backpacks. Over the past year they have teamed up with GMU's Autonomous Robotics Laboratory to develop custom soccer jerseys for the the Laboratory's humanoid robots, the RoboPatriots. The jerseys aren't just decorative: during play, the goalie will wear one at this year's RoboCup with a special pattern specifically designed to be recognized by the other players.
Angelos Stavrou and Mason students Ryan Johnson and Nikolaos Kiourtis receive best paper award (more)
Congratulations to Mason students Ryan Johnson and Nikolaos Kiourtis and their advisor Professor Angelos Stavrou whose paper "Analysis of Content Copyright Infringement in Mobile Application Markets," received the Best Paper award at the ECrime 2015 Mobile Security Symposium.
Thabet Kacem and Duminda Wijesekera receive best paper award at ICNS 2015 (more)
Congratulations to PhD student Thabet Kacem and Prof. Duminda Wijesekera whose paper "Key Distribution mechanism in secure ADS-B Networks, was selected for the Best Cyber-security paper and first-place professional paper awards at the 2015 IEEE Integrated Communication, Navigation & Surveillance Conference (ICNS) that took place in Herndon, VA on April 21-23.
Judy Luo and Alex Brodsky receive Best Paper award at ICEIS 2015 (more)
Congratulations to former PhD student Judy Luo and Prof. Alex Brodsky whose paper "Decision Guidance Analytics Language (DGAL): Toward Reusable Knowledge Base Centric Modeling, was selected for the Best Paper Award in the area of Databases and Information Systems Integration at the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Informations Systems (ICEIS 2015), held in Barcelona, Spain, April 27-30, 2015.
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.
Sean Luke Wins George Mason Teaching Excellence Award (more)
Congratulations to Professor Sean Luke who will receive a 2015 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.

He will be honored at the 2015 Celebration of Teaching Excellence, to be held on Monday, April 13th, from 3:30pm-5:00pm at the Center for the Arts.
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.
2014 Fall Computing News (more)
The Computer Science Department is pleased to announce the publication of the Fall 2014 issue of the Computing News newsletter.
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.