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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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2021 Celebration of Success

Dec 6, 2021/2:00 - 3:30 PM

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Join Dean Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm for the 2021 Celebration of Success that recognizes and shows appreciation of all College of Science faculty and staff. On Monday, December 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Dean Fernando R. Miralles-Wilhelm will present the Dean's Awards to nine faculty and staff for their service during

Winter Holiday

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


Galileo’s Science Café - Data Science for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Mar 17, 2022/6:00 - 9:00 PM

Verizon Auditorium, SciTech Campus & Virtual

Data Science for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Presented by Taylor Anderson, Ph.D., Andreas Züfle, Ph.D., Hamdi Kavak, Ph.D., and Tim Leslie, Ph.D. Abstract: People respond to crises in different ways. In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, we observe some individuals are more willing or able to engage in preventative