Expertise

Our areas of expertise span departmental and disciplinary boundaries and capture the depth and breadth of the work of the school's faculty and students. This exploration and study solves real world problems, enhances lives, and makes the world safer, cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous.

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11th
National ranking of cyber-security programs
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6
Years participating in the International RoboCup
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25+
Years as a National Security Agency Center of Excellence
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Top 20
Tech Republic named George Mason to their list of the top 20 Big Data schools in the U.S.
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Mason is one of only five universities offering a Data Analytics Engineering master's degree program
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First
Volgenau is the first to offer a BS in Cyber Security Engineering
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23rd
Online MS IT by U.S. News & World Report
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27th
Graduate programs in Systems Engineering - ranked by U.S. News and World Report
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No. 1
Mason is regarded as the leader in controller and artificial intelligence research
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16
Academic Programs in Cybersecurity
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2,000+
Cybersecurity students in fall '17
Volgenau alum Brian Burke works on an equation
Big Data

Employers actively seek those who not only know the "how" of data analytics but who can also explain the "why" in terms that non-experts can understand. Mason Engineerings programs in computer science, systems engineering, electrical and computer engineering, information sciences and statistics include a major focus on Big Data. Our alums include Brian Burke,an ESPN senior analytics specialist.

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Cyber Security

As more of the world's business goes online, digital information becomes a primary target, meaning demand by government, companies and organizations for cyber security experts will continue to rise. Our close ties with government and industry, funding for advanced projects that shield systems, and high-level research make our graduates highly sought.

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Globalization

Mason is focused on building a better world. In that spirit, Mason Engineering's team traveled to Sucusari, Peru, bringing clean water and sanitation education to a village in need. Our graduates have gone on to careers where the betterment of society is a central focus. From working with medical personnel to combat disease in the developing world, to improving rail networks in the world's largest megacities, Volgenau builds the expertise to take on big challenges, and the confidence to navigate an international career. 

Sameen Yusuf with her analyzer that measures oxygen in incubators
Health Care Technology

Mason Engineering's Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics programs use engineering concepts and tools improve human health through research and innovation. Their smarter technologies address a variety of medical needs; from precise robotic surgical tools to more seamless patient chart communication.  And it's not just faculty; junior bioengineering major Sameen Yusuf developed a low-cost analyzer that measures oxygen concentration in neonatal incubators.

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Our researchers, programmers, and engineers are designing and testing a variety of robotic mechanisms to aid in discovery, recovery, and remediation of industrial accidents while lending these advances to solutions that improve everyday life. Mason is pushing the boundaries of electronic communication, applied computation, computer learning, and sensor networks, making Mason Engineering a leader in advanced robotic controls and design. 

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Signals and Communication

George Mason University boasts global recognition for a 30-year track record of advancement in Signals and Communications. Mason Engineering has a long reach into the fields of defense, transportation, biotechnology and telecommunications through degree concentrations in such fields as electromagnetics, optoelectrics, microelectronics, and signal processing.​ Students such as Talha Agcayazi put these skills into practice through control of an Unmanned Aerial System (drone) for search and rescue operations.

Mason engineers collect data in the Chesapeake Bay
Sustainable Infrastructure

Mason Engineering leads in the development of sustainable cities and villages through innovation, research and practice; our engineers will transform concepts into reality and work to find solutions to such issues as the impact of flooding caused by climate change. Here, Dr. Eleonore Paquier (left) and Jana Haddad collect data in the Chesapeake Bay. If you want to help preserve the planet through practical solutions, Volgenau will give you the skills you need.