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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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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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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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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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Reading and Discussion Group: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Mar 21, 2023/11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Register for the discussion session. Turn your teaching into research. Join this informal Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) reading and discussion group to explore examples of successful SoTL projects. The topic for this session is investigating student collaboration in an introductory STEM class through a mixed method study. You

Mason Science Series: Preparing for a New Normal: Making Mason and the Commonwealth More Resilient to the Impacts of Climate Change

Mar 21, 2023/4:00 - 6:00 PM

Country Club of Fairfax

Register to attend. Please join the conversation with Jim Kinter, Professor of Climate Dynamics and Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) to discuss the role of the Virginia Climate Center, which was recently funded by a generous grant from NOAA under the sponsorship of Rep. Jerry Connolly, to

UL Faculty Engagement Series 2022-2023 - It's More Than A Dorm: The Current Landscape of On-Campus Living

Mar 22, 2023/2:00 - 3:00 PM

Merten Hall 1202 

It's More Than A Dorm: The Current Landscape of On-Campus Living Shannon Jordan, Ed.D., Associate Dean and Chief Housing Officer Visit the ULife website for Zoom access Mason’s residential population has grown to over 6,000 students living in more than 40 residence halls. National research demonstrates that students who live