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Volgenau School of Engineering
The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

Welcome to IST

Welcome to the Department of Information Sciences and Technology. The Department is part of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. The department offers a BS in Information Technology, a MS in Applied Information Technology, and participates in the school-wide PhD in Information Technology. We also provide various certificate and concentration options including a concentration in the inter-disciplinary MS in Data Analytics Engineering offered by VSE and a successful suite of programs for the Intelligence Community. Our programs are uniquely positioned to prepare graduates to succeed in the workforce. Faculty in the department have research interests in cybersecurity, learning analytics, data mining, networking and telecommunications, and educational outreach.

Department Announcements »

Karan Kumar, an AIT major, is the first to receive the Nancy Murphy Endowed Scholarship.

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Dr. Mihai Boicu of IST is co-author to the following two books published by Cambridge Academic Press.

G.Tecuci, D. Marcu, M. Boicu, D. A. Schum, Knowledge Engineering: Building Cognitive Assistants for Evidence-based Reasoning, Cambridge University Press  The book...


Fall 2016 Position Available: Term Instructor/Assistant Professor

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), invites applications for a...

Benjamin Bristol Receives 2014-2015 Departmental Excellence Award

Benjamin Bristol Receives 2014-2015 Departmental Excellence Award

Benjamin Bristol was selected as a recipient of the Departmental Excellence Award for the 2014-2015 academic year. The award is given to a full-time, undergraduate...


New IST Faculty

IST welcomes its newest faculty members: Drs. Riki Morikawa, Hemant Purohit, and Vivian G. Motti. Dr. Morikawa joined as a term Associate Professor from August 2015 after...


Dr. Max Albanese Featured in Mason Spirit Article

Dr. Max Albanese has been featured as a Rising Star in the July issue of Mason Spirit. He has been identified as a standout based on his contributions to teaching...


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