Given the importance of computing in today's world, Mason Engineering’s Department of Computer Science (CS) has expanded its depth and reach and is well-positioned to help more students develop expertise in computer science and computing to meet the needs of industry.
The Computer Science Department develops a Broadening Participation in Computing Plan to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all to flourish and excel within the computing discipline.
Congratulations to Prof. Jeff Offutt for being honored with 2020 Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence
The John Toups Medal for Excellence in Teaching: Jeff Offutt, a computer science professor in the Volgenau School of Engineering. The Toups Medal honors a faculty member whose teaching exemplifies Mason’s commitment to transformative learning. Offutt, an instructor at Mason for 27 years, is a university Teaching Excellence Award winner and currently serves as director of the master’s program in software engineering. He has co-authored the leading worldwide textbook on software testing, and in 2015 Google awarded his team a three-year, $900,000 grant to redesign how introductory computer programming classes are taught.
Check out our MS program in Computer Science with a concentration in Machine Learning!
Congratulations on this wonderful achievement! All of us at the Computer Science Department are extremely proud of your success. We have seen first-hand how much effort you put into your learning. Those countless hours trying to debug that SEGFAULT, or trying to understand that 10-page project specification - it has all finally paid off. Overcoming today’s uncommon circumstances due to COVID-19 should make you and your loved ones proud of you.