Nate Krasner recognized with an Honorable Mention for the CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

Nate Krasner, a senior at the GMU CS department, has been awarded an Honorable Mention for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for 2022.
Krasner was selected to participate in the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) site that GMU CS ran over the summer, which focused on Educational Data Mining. During a 12-week period, Krasner and Antonios Anastasopoulos (Assistant Professor in CS), along with Miriam Wanner (sophomore at UVA) worked closely on one of the most exciting and hard problems in Natural Language Processing, studying what influences cross-lingual transfer in multilingual models, and in particular what drives strong zero-shot performance. 

Prof. Shehu receives Outstanding Faculty Award by SCHEV

Professor Amarda Shehu was among the 12 Virginia educators honored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) as 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award recipients. Congratulations!

BTT Mason peer leaders are cheer leaders for students

As soon as Andrea (Andi) Motas, a computer science major at George Mason University, heard about the Break Through Tech peer leadership program, she wanted to join. Meeting other students, faculty, and making a contribution were the key factors that drew her in, she says. 

Listening and learning gets Mason BTT student members ahead

  “One of the things I love to do is help students find opportunities, especially women and underrepresented students,” Bradford says. “I want them to know there are computer science and information technology opportunities for them, and to not be afraid. It’s an exciting career path to explore.”                          

Prof. Domeniconi receives a $1M grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Carlotta Domeniconi, Associate Professor, Computer Science; Sean Luke, Professor, Computer Science, and Hamdi Kavak, Assistant Professor, Computational and Data Sciences, received $1M from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for: "Detecting Criminal Disruption of Supply Chains Study."