“Many people need to learn computer science concepts and how to apply them. If you are a social scientist, you need computing skills. If you’re a physicist you will rely on computing,” says Sood, who is retiring this spring. His research focuses on cybersecurity using resilience and restoration techniques, which resulted in six Mason patents and a university spinoff––SCIT Labs, Inc.
Sood is so convinced of the value of computing and the application of those skills that, when he was chair of the computer science department from 2003 to 2006, he began a bachelor of science program in applied computer science.
The degree is designed for students who want to develop expertise in computer science and another discipline. Currently, the program has four concentrations: bioinformatics, computer game design, geography, and software engineering. Students can pursue graduate studies in either computer science or their other discipline.
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