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Congratulations Mason 2020 graduates!

Visit our virtual celebration page to view each graduate's slide, College and department awards, and recognition videos. 

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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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    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.

Congratulations Class of 2020 Graduates!

You did it! Here are some messages from faculty and staff.

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

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SpringSim 2020 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to CSS Ph.D. candidate Ciara Sibley and Andrew Crooks for receiving the SpringSim 2020 Runner Up Paper Award for their work entitled: "Exploring the Effects of Link Recommendations on Social Networks: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach"



Dr. Anamaria Berea CDS 490 – Research: Applied Data Science 2020 Summer Semester (3 credits) Mondays (virtually) 12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Jun 1, 2020/12:45 PM - Aug 22, 2020/4:15 PM

This is a research-oriented data science class addressed to seniors and early graduate students interested in exploring unusual datasets, containing images, sounds, natural language, synthetic (computer generated) text or symbols.