Computational and Data Sciences
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).
In This Department
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.
Multidisciplinary academic programs
CDS faculty collectively represent diverse educational backgrounds including economics, geography/geoinformation systems, materials science, computer science, foreign policy, and physics.
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 Data Science
Here are some messages from faculty about our program.
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