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Our fast-growing department uniquely focuses on the “science of data” and the exploration of evolving analytical techniques.  

The Department of Computational and Data Sciences, as a global leader, is one of only a few departments that offers degrees at all levels (bachelors, masters, and two PhDs).

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Come learn more about the computational and data sciences program. 

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    227 Research Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Research Hall at George Mason University's Fairfax campus

Data scientists in demand

Global business continues to evolve rapidly, and its new currencies are data and knowledge. Corporate, medical, and military industries rely heavily on data scientists who can accurately analyze and predict phenomena based on data.

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Multidisciplinary academic programs

CDS faculty collectively represent diverse educational backgrounds including economics, geography/geoinformation systems, materials science, computer science, foreign policy, and physics.

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NFL Combine Data Explorer Project by Computational Sciences

As a final project for CDS professor Michael Eagle’s class - CSI 703: Scientific and Statistical Visualization, Carson Bulgin and William Wautlet (MS students) created a data visualization tool that compares college football players for the NFL draft. Their project, explained in more detail in this video, allows users to examine relevant statistics between players and presents the data in a clean, well-organized interface through a series of radar charts, histograms, and parallel coordinates charts.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position

A research group composed of Geography and Geoinformation Science and Computational and Data Sciences faculty are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join their interdisciplinary team at George Mason University to lead data-driven research to better understand and model the spread of in

Events

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Nov4

Picture a Scientist Screening and Discussion with Filmmakers

Nov 4, 2021/7:00 - 9:30 PM

JC Cinema and simultaneous Zoom
Registration will be available soon. 

A part of Mason's Visiting Filmmakers Series, the College of Science and Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact are pleased to support this special screening of Picture a Scientist. Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins
Nov24

Thanksgiving Observance: University Closed

Nov 24, 2021/12:00 PM - Nov 26, 2021/5:00 PM

Dec20

Winter Holiday

Dec 20, 2021/8:30 AM - Dec 31, 2021/5:00 PM