Faculty

Primary Faculty

Our faculty members instruct students, guide them, and make them partners in advanced research projects. They combine practical experience with in-depth scholarly activities to advance the department's mission.

  • Headshot of Mason IST professor Sharon Adamus

    Professor, Department of Information Sciences and Technology

    Sharon Adamus’ leadership in the development of the school’s undergraduate programs draws from her extensive study and experience in forward-thinking higher education programs.
  • Mason IST assistant professor Omoche cheche Agada

    Assistant Professor / Teaching

    Research Interests: AI and ML, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Education Technology, Health Informatics, Human-Centered Computing, Smart Communities
  • Mason IST assistant professor Pouyan Ahmadi

    Assistant Professor / Teaching

    Research Interests: Cooperative communications and networking, cross-layer design of wireless networks, relay deployment and selection in wireless networks.
  • IST associate professor Massimiliano Albanese

    Associate Professor / Tenured Associate Chair for Research, Department of Information Sciences and Technology - Associate Director, Center for Secure Information Systems

    Research Interests: AI & ML, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Education Technology, Health Informatics, Human-Centered Computing, and Smart Communities
  • Mason IST associate professor Mihai Boicu

    Associate Professor / Tenured

    Research Interests: Cognitive Systems, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Collective Intelligence/Crowd Sourcing, Abductive Reasoning, Wigmoreans Networks, Engineering Education
  • A gray silhouette of a man

    Associate Professor

    Research Interests: Intersection of computer security and machine learning.
  • Mason IST assistant professor Olcay Ciftci

    Assistant Professor / Teaching

    Research Interests: AI and ML, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Education Technology, Health Informatics, Human-Centered Computing, Smart Communities
  • Mason professor in practice Gail Drake

    Professor of Practice, Department of Information Sciences and Technology

    Research Interests: Women in Technology, Technology Education, Learning Analytics, Robotics, Cybersecurity
  • Michael Eagle wears a gray suit, light-blue shirt and glasses in his faculty profile for the IST department at George Mason University.

    Assistant Professor / Tenure-track

    Research Interests: Educational Data Mining, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Video Games, Human-Centered Data Science, AI/ML
  • Mason IST associate professor Harry Foxwell

    Associate Professor / Instructor

    Research Interests: Big data analytics and ethics, operating systems, computer architecture and security, cloud computing, and electronic commerce