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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.

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Ozlem Uzuner

Ozlem Uzuner: Chair & Associate Professor

Chair & Associate Professor

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Ozlem Uzuner, Ph.D. is an associate professor and a Chair of the Department of Information Sciences and Technology.

Özlem Uzuner specializes in natural language processing, machine learning, and data science applications to real world problems.  Her passion is to improve automatic language understanding, even when the narratives are written in ungrammatical, fragmented, and short-hand ambiguous utterances. She studies the language of electronic health records for improving information access and contributing to better healthcare. She develops natural language processing methods for understanding consumer-written text, such as electronic petitions describing citizen concerns and social media, for improving public policy. She studies sentiment and opinion analysis to uncover hints of deception and fraud in financial disclosure documents. Her research interests fall broadly under the umbrellas of health informatics, public health informatics, mental health informatics, and computational social science. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Philips Research NA.

Dr. Uzuner earned her Ph.D., M.Eng., and B.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.