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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)

Computer Science Colloquium: Practice-Oriented Cryptography: A Definition-Centric Approach
Thursday, April 02, 2015, 9:30am, Research Hall 163
Viet Tung Hoang
Computer Science Colloquium: Efficient Cryptographic Tools for Privacy-Preserving Applications
Monday, April 06, 2015, 9:30am, Research Hall 163
Foteini Baldimtsi
Distinguished Lecture Series: Confessions of an Accidental Greenie: From Green Destiny to the Green 500
Friday, April 17, 2015, 11:00am-12:00pm, Research Hall Room 163
Wu-chun Feng
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Design and Modeling of Schedulers for Multi-Task Jobs on Computer Clusters
Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:00pm-3:00pm, ENGR 4801
Shouvik R. Bardhan

News    (Details)

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.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position (more)
The Department of Computer Science in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2015. While applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of security and privacy. For more information, see this posting.
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.
Ph.D. student Daniel Veltri and Prof. Amarda Shehu receive Best Student paper award at IEEE BIBM 2014. (more)
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Daniel Veltri and Prof. Amarda Shehu whose paper "Improved Prediction of Antimicrobial Peptides Through Distal Sequence-based Features" was selected for the Best Student Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE Intl Conf on Biomed and Bioinformatics (BIBM) being held in Belfast UK, Nov 2-5, 2014.

PhD Student Mahmoud Awad and Prof. Danny Menasce receive Best Paper award at CMG 2014 (more)
Congratulations to PhD student Mahmoud Awad and Prof. Danny Menasce whose paper "Dynamic Derivation of Analytical Performance Models in Autonomic Computing Environments, was selected for the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Computer Measurement Group Conference being held in Atlanta from November 3-6, 2014.

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.