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Welcome to the Department of Computer Science. The department offers BS, MS, and PhD programs in Computer Science; MS programs in Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Information Security and Assurance; and a BS program in Applied Computer Science with various concentrations. The department also offers concentrations in the inter-disciplinary MS in Data Analytics Engineering and the PhD in Information Technology offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering.

Faculty in the department have research interests in networking, architecture, parallel and distributed computing, performance evaluation, software engineering, multimedia, graphics and visualization, databases, software engineering, data mining, security, information systems, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics.

The Department is part of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University.

Events    (Details)  (Calendar)

SWE Seminar: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Atomic Section Model
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 11:00am, ENGR 3507
Sunitha Thummala
Distinguished Lecture Series: Probabilistic Topic Models and User Behavior
Friday, September 26, 2014, 11:00am-12:00pm, Research Hall Room 163
David Blei
Department of Computer Science: GTA Teaching Workshop
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm, ENGR 4201
Mandatory for all CS Department graduate teaching assistants

News    (Details)

2014-2015 Distinguished Lecture Series (more)
The CS Department's Distinguished Lecture Series for 2014-2015 for presents four distinguished researchers in computer science: David Blei (Princeton), Peter Stone (U Texas Austin), Ricardo Bianchini (Rutgers), and Wu-chun Feng (Virginia Tech).

See the Lecture Series page for full information about the talks this year.

Christopher Vo on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (more)
CS PhD student Christopher Vo, who is also the President of the DC Area Drone User's Group, spoke on WAU's Kojo Nnamdi Show about the present and future of drone technology.
GMU RoboCup Update (more)

RoboCup humanoid league group picture. GMU robots shown in the red box.

GMU successfully completed its "personal challenge task" at RoboCup: to teach its team how to play collective soccer from scratch during the preparation time at the competition venue, rather than program it. This makes GMU quite different from other teams at RoboCup. Fast Company has written an article on the GMU team, complete with pictures. GMU won two games and lost two, and advanced to the final 16 in the Kid-Size Humanoid League.
Computer Science Departmental Awards 2014 (more)
On May 14th, the Computer Science Department celebrated the accomplishments of their students, faculty and staff at the 2014 Annual Computer Science Graduation Celebration and Awards Dinner. The dinner honored the academic achievement of graduating students and the outstanding work of CS faculty, staff and teaching assistants. Listed below are a few of the many recognized at the evening’s ceremony. A complete list of all award winners can be found here .
Christopher Vo Speaks at Smithsonian's The Future is Here Conference (more)
PhD student Christopher Vo presented at the Smithsonian's The Future is Here Conference on the potential of personal and build-it-yourself drones.
Huzefa Rangwala Wins George Mason Teaching Excellence Award (more)
Congratulations to Professor Huzefa Rangwala who will receive a 2014 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award. This honor acknowledges his commitment to providing students with meaningful, significant learning experiences, as well as his success in achieving this ambitious goal.