Prof. Anastasopoulos improving fairness in computer systems that process human language

When you ask your Google Assistant a question or type one into the search engine of your computer, you expect to get a reasonable answer. But your accent or dialect may get in the way, preventing the system from understanding you.

Former CS Chair Dr. Setia named Inaugural Divisional Dean of School of Computing

Ariela Sofer and Sanjeev Setia have been named interim divisional deans for the Volgenau School of Engineering and the proposed School of Computing.

Prof. Anastasopoulos is the recipient of Google's 2020 Award for Inclusion Research

Prof. Anastasopoulos is the recipient of Google's 2020 Award for Inclusion Research, a global program that supports academic research in computing and technology that addresses the needs of underrepresented population.

Professor Mengistu and students Yaddanapudi and Haile launch Minorities in Computing Group

In 2020 at Mason, 21% of computer science degrees were conferred to women, the university reported, equal to the national percentage, according to the Computer Research Association’s Taulbee Survey. In the same year at Mason, 7% of computer science degrees went to African American students, and 6% to Hispanic students. Nationally, those percentages were 3.3% and 7.9%, respectively, according the Taulbee Survey.

PhD student, Abhishek Roy, and Prof. Hakan Aydin received a Best Paper Award at IGSC 2020

PhD student, Abhishek Roy, and Professor Hakan Aydin at the CS Department won the Best Paper Award at the 11th Int'l IEEE Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC 2020).