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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)

ECE/CS Seminar: Virtualized Queueing Theory
Wednesday, Sept. 02, 2015, 11:00am-12:00pm, ENGR 3507
Florin Ciucu
Department of Computer Science: GTA Workshop
Thursday, September 03, 2015, 1:00pm-3:00pm, ENGR 4201
Mandatory for all CS Department graduate teaching assistants
New Student Fall Welcome 2015: BS ACS & BS CS
Tuesday, September 08, 2015, 11:30am-1:00pm, Research Hall, Room 163
A Welcome event for first-year and transfer undergraduate students new to the Applied Computer Science and Computer Science programs.
All Students enrolled in CS101 are Welcome!
Computer Science Seminar: Towards Data-Driven Autonomics in Exascale Data Centers
Monday, September, 21, 2015, 10:00am, ENGR 4201
Ozalp Babaoglu

News    (Details)

Maryam Bandari Wins Best Student Paper Award at ICESS 2015 (more)
Ph.D. Candidate Maryam Bandari was awarded Best Student Paper at ICESS for the paper "Power Management in Cluster-Based Energy-Harvesting Sensor Networks through Dynamic Modulation Scaling". The paper explores the potential of adjusting the modulation levels (radio communication speed levels) of individual sensor nodes to save power, while also exploiting the capability of energy harvesting from the environment. Maryam is co-advised by Hakan Aydin and Robert Simon.
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.
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.