Professor / Teaching
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies; Director of Online MS AIT Program
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Mail Stop: 1G8
Dr. Rytikova is a Professor in the Information Sciences and Technology department at George Mason University. She received her BS/MS degree in Automated Control Systems Engineering and Information Processing and her PhD in Automated Control Systems from the National University of Science and Technology. Though her research interests are in the areas of data science, educational data mining, machine learning, and optimization, her passion is in the field of cognitive learning and learning sciences and analytics, which allows her to develop innovative teaching techniques to support a research-based, student-centered active-learning environment in the classroom to better assist her students. In over 15 years of her career in higher education, both in the US and Europe, she acquired significant work experience in providing leadership in the areas of innovative teaching and learning, instructional design, and distance education in a variety of STEM disciplines. Dr. Rytikova is the recipient of several prestigious teaching awards, including the 2021 Online Teaching Excellence Award, the 2020 Mason Teachers of Distinction Award, and the School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching award.
2018-2019: Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program
2017-2018: Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program
2016-2018: GMU OSCAR scholarly development grant "Integrating Research Experiences into Undergraduate Curriculum"
- PhD, Automated Control Systems, National University of Science and Technology
- BS/MS, Automated Control Systems Engineering and Information Processing, National University of Science and Technology