Helping intelligence analysts make smart decisions.

Researchers at George Mason University led by Prof. Tecuci of CS department are developing a tool combining intelligent computer software and high-level crowdsourcing that will allow intelligence analysts to give sound advice to decision makers in high-pressure situations. The federal government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) awarded researchers a highly competitive $7.4 million contract to research, develop and evaluate an intelligent analytical tool called Co-Arg, short for cogent argumentation system with crowd elicitation.

Vikingur Oskarsson wins Game Developers Conference Game Narrative Review competition for a second time.

Congratulations to Vikingur Oskarsson, who is now a two-time winner of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Game Narrative Review competition. Vikingur will present a poster at the Game Narrative Summit of this year's Game Developer Conference. Vikingur is an undergraduate student in the department's concentration in Computer Game Design. He previously won in 2015.

Professor Wijesekera discusses the practice of Syrians selling human organs for passage to the West.

See Story on ABC Austrailia about Syrian refugees selling their organs on the black market to get to Europe: experts featuring Prof. Wijesekera from the Computer Science Department. 

Professor Gomaa earns spot on influential scholar list.

Computer Science professor Hassan Gomaa earned a top spot on the AMiner Most Influential Scholar Annual List. The list, which recognizes outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact to the research community, names the world's top-cited research scholars from the fields of science and engineering. Hassan ranked 38th. 

Professor Danny Menasce receives Outstanding Faculty Award from the state of Virginia

Congratulations to Professor Danny Menasce who will receive a 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).  Professor Menasce is one of 12 recipients (out of 97 nominees) and the 20th from George Mason.