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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: Practical, Automated Analysis of Mobile Software using Relational Logic
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:00AM, ENGR 4201
Hamid Bagheri
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Autonomic, Optimal, And Near-Optimal Resource Allocation In Cloud Computing
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00pm, ENGR 4801
Arwa S. Aldhalaan
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Multiview Rank Learning For Multimedia Known Item Search
Friday, April 24, 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm, ENGR 2901
David Lee Etter
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Toward Automated Forensic Analysis of Obfuscated Malware
Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:30am 1:00pm, ENGR 4801
Ryan Joseph Farley
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Using Hardware Isolated Execution Environments For Securing Systems
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:00pm-3:00pm, ENGR 3507
Fengwei Zhang
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Convex Hull Problems
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:00pm-4:00pm, ENGR 1602
Raimi Ayinde Rufai
Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Autonomic Performance Optimization with Application to Self-Architecting Software Systems
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:00pm-2:00pm, ENGR 2901
John M. Ewing
Department of Computer Science: Graduation Celebration and Awards Dinner
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:00pm, JC Dewberry Hall
By Invitation Only
Volgenau School of Engineering: Convocation
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 2:00pm, Patriot Center
Department of Computer Science: Post-Convocation Reception
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:30pm, Atrium, Engineering Building

News    (Details)

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.