Incoming CS faculty share secrets to success for students

There’s no secret algorithm that predicts success for computer science students, but there are calculated ways students can increase their odds of doing well.

Professor Foteini Baldimtsi is awarded Facebook research award in privacy

Congratulations to Professor Baldimtsi at George Mason University and Professor Lysyanskaya at Brown University for winning the Facebook research award in Privacy.

Department of Computer Science poised for growth

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.

Department Develops Broadening Participation in Computing Plan

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.