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 three concentrations in the PhD Program in Information Technology (in Information Systems, Information Security, and Software Engineering) and several graduate certificates.
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.
CS senior Sameh Saleh selected as Finalist for CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research award (more)
Congratulations to Sameh Saleh for being selected as as a Finalist of the Computing Research Association's (CRA) 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. Sameh was nominated by his research mentor, Professor Amarda Shehu.
CS students John Mooney and Brian Olson receive Volgenau School awards (more)
Congrats to CS undergrad John Mooney and CS PhD student Brian Olson who received VSE awards at the school's Annual Awards Gala on May 4th. John was recognized as an Outstanding Undergraduate student, while Brian received an Outstanding Graduate student award.
Professor Huzefa Rangwala receives VSE Outstanding Teacher award (more)
Congrats to Professor Rangwala for being selected for the Volgenau School of Engineering's Outstanding Teacher award. The award was presented at the VSE Annual Awards Gala on May 4th.
Professor Amarda Shehu selected for 2013 OSCAR Mentor Excellence Award (more)
Congratulations to Professor Shehu for being selected for the 2013 OSCAR Mentor Excellence award by the Student as Scholars QEP Leadership Council. The OSCAR Mentor Excellence Award, given annually by the Leadership Council, recognizes and rewards outstanding Mason community members who mentor undergraduate students on their research and and who foster a culture of student scholarship in support of Mason's Students as Scholars initiative. The award will be presented at the Celebration of Student Scholarship event on May 7th.
Professors Menasce and Rangwala are Mason nominees for statewide awards (more)
Professors Danny Menasce and Huzefa Rangwala have been selected to represent Mason as nominees for state-wide awards given by SCHEV, the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia. Professor Menasce has been selected to represent Mason as one of the university's Outstanding Faculty Award nominees and Professor Rangwala has been selected to represent Mason as the university's Rising Star award nominee.
Jeff Offutt Wins George Mason Teaching Excellence Award (more)
Congratulations to Professor Jeff Offutt who will receive a 2013 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.
Professor Paul Ammann recognized for Academic Advising Excellence (more)
Congratulations to Paul Ammann for being recognized as one of ten outstanding academic advisors selected from candidates across the university by the Academic Advising and Transfer Center.
Nine Master's level courses from the CS department will be available for online study summer 2013. Details can be found at this page
Professors Malek and Rangwala win NSF CAREER Awards (more)
Congratulations to Professors Sam Malek and Huzefa Rangwala for receiving NSF CAREER Awards. Prof. Malek's award is for his project titled "A Mining‐Based Approach for Consistent and Timely Adaptation of Component‐Based Software" and Prof. Rangwala's award is for his project titled "Annotating the Microbiome using Machine Learning Methods."
Ten 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.
Damon McCoy receives NSF Frontier award for Cyber-Security research (more)
Congratulations to Prof. Damon McCoy, who is part of a team (including UC-San Diego and ICSI at UC Berkeley) that has received a $10 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to map out the illicit activities taking place in the cybersecurity underworld and to understand how the mind of a cybercriminal works. This is one of two Frontier awards ( large, multi-institution projects that aim to provide high-level visibility to grand challenge research areas) in cyber-security this year. For more information, see the NSF press release.