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Mason welcomes its community to campus for fall 2020 semester with in-person instruction, online classes, and research activities.  Review Mason's Safe Return to Campus Plan.

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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. 

  • CDS Department Main Offices

    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 rapidly evolve, 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.

Why Computational and Data Sciences at Mason?


CDS is the fastest growing department in the College of Science


The number of new faculty members for the Fall 2019 semester


The number of undergraduate students helping their peers succeed in the STARS program

CDS News & Events



Research Colloquium on Computational Social Science/Data Sciences Upcoming Speakers

Oct 2, 2020/3:00 - 4:30 PM


Cliff Kerr, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Disease Modeling, Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation, Washington State.



Research Colloquium on Computational Social Science/Data Sciences

Oct 2, 2020/3:00 - 4:30 PM

Covasim: an open-source agent-based model of COVID-19 dynamics and interventions by Author Cliff Kerr, Dina Mistry, Robyn Stuart, Jamie Cohen, Romesh Abeysuriya, Daniel Klein on behalf of the


Research Colloquium on Computational Social Science/Data Sciences Upcoming Speakers

Oct 9, 2020/11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Andreas Pyka and Ben Vermeulen, Professors, Institute of Economics, Hohenheim University