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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.

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Faculty in the department publish papers and articles in several arenas, including peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and popular media. Below you will find a selection of recent publications, as well as technical reports published internally.

Krall, J. R., Adibah, N., Babin, L. M., Lee, Y.-C., Motti, V. G., McCombs, M., McWilliams, A., Thornburg, J., & Pollack, A. Z. (2020). Estimating exposure to traffic-related PM2.5 for women commuters using vehicle and personal monitoring. Environmental Research, 187, 109644.
Purohit, H., Castillo, C., & Pandey, R. (2020). Ranking and grouping social media requests for emergency services using serviceability model. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 10(1), 22.
Krishnan, J., Purohit, H., & Rangwala, H. (2020). Unsupervised and Interpretable Domain Adaptation to Rapidly Filter Social Web Data for Emergency Services. ArXiv:2003.04991 [Cs, Stat].
Karbasian, H., & Johri, A. (2020). Insights for Curriculum Development: Identifying Emerging Data Science Topics through Analysis of Q&A Communities. Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 192–198.
Senarath, Y., & Purohit, H. (2020). Evaluating Semantic Feature Representations to Efficiently Detect Hate Intent on Social Media. 2020 IEEE 14th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), 199–202.
Malik, A., Dhir, A., Kaur, P., & Johri, A. (2020). Correlates of social media fatigue and academic performance decrement: A large cross-sectional study. Information Technology & People, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print).
Johri, A. (2020, January 1). LITTLE WOES, ONE GREAT PROBLEM - ProQuest.
Lyons, M. X., & Gaj, K. (2020). Sampling from Discrete Distributions in Combinational Hardware with Application to Post-Quantum Cryptography. 2020 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE), 610–613.
Song, X., Zhang, H., Akerkar, R. A., Huang, H., Guo, S., Zhong, L., Ji, Y., Opdahl, A. L., Purohit, H., Skupin, A., Pottathil, A., & Culotta, A. (2020). Big Data and Emergency Management: Concepts, Methodologies, and Applications. IEEE Transactions on Big Data, 1–1.
Lee, M., & Butler, B. S. (2020). Cultural Activity Diversity and Community Characteristics: An Exploratory Study. In A. Sundqvist, G. Berget, J. Nolin, & K. I. Skjerdingstad (Eds.), Sustainable Digital Communities (pp. 32–49). Springer International Publishing.
Motti, V. G. (2020). Wearable Interaction. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 81–107). Springer International Publishing.
Motti, V. G., Kalantari, N., Mahapasuthanon, P., & Zheng, H. (2020). GEST-DC: Unifying Transportation and Air Quality Information in an mHealth Application. In T. Ahram & C. Falcão (Eds.), Advances in Usability and User Experience (pp. 385–398). Springer International Publishing.
Motti, V. G., & Evmenova, A. (2020). Designing Technologies for Neurodiverse Users: Considerations from Research Practice. In T. Ahram, R. Taiar, S. Colson, & A. Choplin (Eds.), Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (pp. 268–274). Springer International Publishing.
Motti, V. G. (2020). Future Trends in Wearable Computing. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 149–161). Springer International Publishing.
Motti, V. G. (2020). Design Considerations. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 41–79). Springer International Publishing.
Motti, V. G. (2020). Design Guidelines and Evaluation. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 109–148). Springer International Publishing.
Motti, V. G. (2020). Introduction to Wearable Computers. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 1–39). Springer International Publishing.
Klein, C., Lester, J., Rangwala, H., & Johri, A. (2019). Technological barriers and incentives to learning analytics adoption in higher education: insights from users. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 31(3), 604–625.
Hashemi, M. (2019). Automatic Inference of Road and Pedestrian Networks From Spatial-Temporal Trajectories. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 20(12), 4604–4620.
Hashemi, M. (2019). Enlarging smaller images before inputting into convolutional neural network: zero-padding vs. interpolation. Journal of Big Data, 6(1), 98.
Nalluru, G., Pandey, R., & Purohit, H. (2019). Classifying Relevant Social Media Posts During Disasters Using Ensemble of Domain-agnostic and Domain-specific Word Embeddings. ArXiv:1911.05165 [Cs].
Malik, A., Hiekkanen, K., Hussain, Z., Hamari, J., & Johri, A. (2019). How players across gender and age experience Pokémon Go? Universal Access in the Information Society.
Boateng, G., Motti, V. G., Mishra, V., Batsis, J. A., Hester, J., & Kotz, D. (2019). Experience: Design, Development and Evaluation of a Wearable Device for mHealth Applications. The 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 1–14.
Motti, V. G. (2019). Designing emerging technologies for and with neurodiverse users. Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, 1–10.
de Lima Salgado, A., Federici, F. M., de Mattos Fortes, R. P., & Motti, V. G. (2019). Startup workplace, mobile games, and older adults: a practical guide on UX, usability, and accessibility evaluation. Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, 1–9.
Malik, A., Heyman-Schrum, C., & Johri, A. (2019). Use of Twitter across educational settings: a review of the literature. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 16(1), 36.
Motti, V. G. (2019). Assistive wearables: opportunities and challenges. Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 1040–1043.
Hashemi, M., & Hall, M. (2019). Detecting and classifying online dark visual propaganda. Image and Vision Computing, 89, 95–105.
Klein, C., Lester, J., Nguyen, T., Justen, A., Rangwala, H., & Johri, A. (2019). Student Sensemaking of Learning Analytics Dashboard Interventions in Higher Education. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 48(1), 130–154.
Motti, V. G. (2019). Persona Cards: Introducing Users With Diverse Needs To Enhance Accessibility Teaching. Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings, 11, Hall-Hall.
Almatrafi, O., & Johri, A. (2019). Systematic Review of Discussion Forums in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 12(3), 413–428.
Evmenova, A. S., Graff, H. J., Genaro Motti, V., Giwa-Lawal, K., & Zheng, H. (2019). Designing a Wearable Technology Intervention to Support Young Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Inclusive Postsecondary Academic Environments. Journal of Special Education Technology, 34(2), 92–105.
Malik, A., Li, Y., Karbasian, H., Hamari, J., & Johri, A. (2019, March). Live, Love, Juul: User and Content Analysis of Twitter Posts about Juul [Text].
Krishnan, N. K., Johri, A., Chandrasekaran, R., & Pal, J. (2019). Cashing out: digital payments and resilience post-demonetization. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 1–16.
Chan, J. L., & Purohit, H. (2019). Challenges to Transforming Unconventional Social Media Data into Actionable Knowledge for Public Health Systems During Disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1–8.
Johri, A. (2019, January 1). SISYPHUS IN THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE - ProQuest.
Purohit, H., Kanagasabai, R., & Deshpande, N. (2019). Towards Next Generation Knowledge Graphs for Disaster Management. 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), 474–477.
Le, H., Johri, A., & Malik, A. (2019). Curating Tweets: A Framework for Using Twitter for Workplace Learning. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings.
Purohit, H., & Pandey, R. (2019). Intent Mining for the Good, Bad, and Ugly Use of Social Web: Concepts, Methods, and Challenges. In N. Agarwal, N. Dokoohaki, & S. Tokdemir (Eds.), Emerging Research Challenges and Opportunities in Computational Social Network Analysis and Mining (pp. 3–18). Springer International Publishing.
Purohit, H., Dubrow, S., & Bannan, B. (2019). Designing a Multimodal Analytics System to Improve Emergency Response Training. In P. Zaphiris & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing Learning Experiences (pp. 89–100). Springer International Publishing.
Stabile, B., Grant, A., Purohit, H., & Rama, M. (2019). “She Lied”: Social construction, rape myth prevalence in social media, and sexual assault policy. Sexuality, Gender & Policy, 2(2), 80–96.
Lee, M., & Butler, B. S. (2019). How are information deserts created? A theory of local information landscapes. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 70(2), 101–116.
Chhetri, C., & Motti, V. G. (2019). Eliciting Privacy Concerns for Smart Home Devices from a User Centered Perspective. In N. G. Taylor, C. Christian-Lamb, M. H. Martin, & B. Nardi (Eds.), Information in Contemporary Society (pp. 91–101). Springer International Publishing.
Zheng, H., Motti, V. G., Giwa-Lawal, K., Evmenova, A., & Graff, H. (2019). Evaluating WELI: A Wrist-Worn Application to Assist Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Inclusive Classes. In D. Lamas, F. Loizides, L. Nacke, H. Petrie, M. Winckler, & P. Zaphiris (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 (pp. 114–134). Springer International Publishing.
Motti, V. G. (2019). Wearable Technologies in Education: A Design Space. In P. Zaphiris & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Ubiquitous and Virtual Environments for Learning and Collaboration (pp. 55–67). Springer International Publishing.
Chowdhury, B., Johri, A., Kafura, D., & Lohani, V. (2019). Be Constructive: Learning Computational Thinking Using ScratchTM Online Community. In M. A. Herzog, Z. Kubincová, P. Han, & M. Temperini (Eds.), Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2019 (pp. 49–60). Springer International Publishing.
Brozina, C., Knight, D. B., Kinoshita, T., & Johri, A. (2019). Engaged to Succeed: Understanding First-Year Engineering Students’ Course Engagement and Performance Through Analytics. IEEE Access, 7, 163686–163699.
Klein, C., Lester, J., Rangwala, H., & Johri, A. (2018). Learning Analytics Tools in Higher Education: Adoption at the Intersection of Institutional Commitment and Individual Action. The Review of Higher Education, 42(2), 565–593.
Karbasian, H., Purohit, H., Handa, R., Malik, A., & Johri, A. (2018). Real-Time Inference of User Types to Assist with more Inclusive and Diverse Social Media Activism Campaigns. Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, 171–177.
Tecuci, G., Meckl, S., Marcu, D., & Boicu, M. (2018). Evidence-based Detection of Advanced Persistent Threats. Computing in Science and Engineering, 20(6-Special Issue on Evidence-based Reasoning and Applications), 54–65.
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