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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

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The Role of Earth Observation in an Integrated Deprived Area Mapping “System” for Low-to-Middle Income Countries

Dr. Ron Mahabir was a contributing author on the article entitled “The Role of Earth Observation in an Integrated Deprived Area Mapping “System” for Low-to-Middle Income Countries” which was published in the Remote Sensing journal.

New Undergrad Hiring Opportunity

Date Posted: 18 March 2020
Date Needed: 18 March 2020

Employment: 1099 Independent consultant, no benefits

Compensation: Negotiable, hourly or by project completion

Computational and Data Sciences — A Letter from the Chair

Finally!  The CDS department has a graduating cohort!

Upcoming Events


Sustainability Careers Discussion - virtual edition

Want to learn more about jobs in the sustainability industry? Connect virtually with several professionals in the sustainability space to gain industry insights and to ask them your career questions.


Research Colloquium on Computational Social Science/Data Sciences

Apr 17, 2020/3:00 - 4:00 PM

Asim Zia
Professor of Public Policy & Computer Science
Department of Community Development and Applied Economics & Department of Computer Science
University of Vermont: Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security


CANCELLED: College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

The College of Science announces a research colloquium specifically for undergraduate research students. Participating students will present a poster at the 2020 Undergraduate Research Colloquium, which is open to the university community.