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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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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

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Mason Science Transfer Appreciation Event

Oct 18, 2021/3:00 - 4:00 PM

The Hub

It's National Transfer Student Week, and the College of Science is celebrating our transfer students. Join #MasonScience for a fun, information-packed Transfer Appreciation Event! Explore resources, opportunities, and career readiness programs exclusively for our transfer students. Get success tips from faculty and our transfer ambassadors. Win t-shirts and prizes, and

American Society for Intercellular Communication (ASIC)

Oct 21, 2021/12:00 PM - Oct 23, 2021/12:00 PM

The meeting will be held on October 21st – October 23rd 2021. The meeting is organized by a group of investigators seeking to create a platform for informal exchange of ideas on emerging questions and cutting-edge developments in the field of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs), Extracellular Particles (EPs), and particulate carriers

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