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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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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.

CDS News & Events

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Three CDS students honored for their poster submissions to the 10th Annual College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

In Physical Sciences and Mathematics  (Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Mathematics, Computer Science), Steven Hoang presented his award-winning poster on "A Recommendation System for e-Learning Videos on YouTube."  

AmeAmor Blatchford Rodriguez 2021 HSF Scholar of the Year Finalist

AmeAmor Blatchford-Rodriguez was awarded the National Leader in Education award as a top 10 scholar of the year for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  

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Events

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Jun18

Juneteenth: University Closed

Jun 18, 2021/8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Jun23

Stonewall Panel Discussion

Jun 23, 2021/12:00 - 1:00 PM

Register to attend

As we continue to celebrate Pride month, join the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Alumni Association for a panel discussion focused on the history of the Stonewall riots and PRIDE. Our panelists will share what they have learned through their studies and experience, and how we can use
Jun24

STEMNoire 2021

Jun 24, 2021/5:45 PM - Jun 26, 2021/6:00 PM

Join us for the 2021 STEMNoire virtual research conference and holistic wellness program intentionally curated to connect, uplift, and empower women of the African diaspora in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The College of Science is co-sponsoring this event and has a limited number of complimentary