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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.

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 PressĀ 

The book presents a significant advancement in the theory and practice of knowledge engineering, the discipline concerned with the development of intelligent agents that use knowledge and reasoning to perform problem solving and decision-making tasks. It also includes a powerful learning agent shell, Disciple-EBR, enabling students, practitioners, and researchers to develop cognitive assistants rapidly in a wide variety of domains that require evidence-based reasoning, including intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, law, forensics, medicine, and education. The book is used in the course CS 681 Knowledge Engineering. For more information:

G. Tecuci, D. A. Schum, D. Marcu, M. Boicu, Intelligence Analysis as Discovery of Evidence, Hypotheses, and Arguments: Connecting the Dots, Cambridge University PressĀ 

This unique book on intelligence analysis teaches the evidential and inferential issues involved in ‘connecting the dots’ to draw defensible and persuasive conclusions from masses of evidence. To facilitate the learning of these issues and enable the performance of complex analyses, the book introduces an intelligent analytical tool, called Disciple-CD. The book is used in the course AIT 677: Intelligence Analysis Methods. For more information: