Information Sciences and Technology Department

  • May 17, 2023

    IST Assistant Professor Nora McDonald makes it a priority to help her students learn how to ask the right empathetic questions while teaching Human Computer Interaction (HCI), one of IST’s newest concentrations.

  • November 7, 2022

    Mason freshmen Pranay Yella and Pranav Reddippali were on the team that took second place at the Mason/Amazon 2022 Bring Down Counterfeiting Public Policy Hackathon.

  • October 25, 2022

    Associate Professor Max Albanese collaborated with Palo Alto Research Center to launch the Mason Vulnerability Scoring Framework, a tool that publishes continuously updated rankings of the most-common global software weaknesses. The work has resulted in multiple pending patent applications and a Best Paper Award at the 19th International Conference on Security and Cryptography.

  • October 6, 2022

    Commonwealth Cyber Initiative's NovaNode funds projects that pair research teams with industry partners with an eye on commercialization.

  • May 6, 2022

    As part of his faculty study leave for 2021-2022, Professor Aditya Johri spent the fall 2021 semester in Finland as a Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair at the Department of Computer Science, Aalto University near the capital city Helsinki.

  • May 6, 2022

    Recent IST grad Benhur Hadgu describes his college journey as an uphill battle that taught him never to give up. He says, Like many Mason students, he started his journey at Northern Virginia Community College so he could develop the habits and learn material that would prepare him for higher education.  

  • April 25, 2022

    As the first female in her family to pursue STEM, Dania O-Abu Irshaid plans to trailblaze a path in cybersecurity after graduation.

  • March 11, 2022

    Low income countries can have challenges with getting appropriate cybersecurity protective measures in place and to develop much needed cybersecurity talents. To address this concern, George Mason Information Sciences and Technology professor Sherif Hashem was part of a team that produced a report ‘Cyber Incident Management in Low Income Countries.’ The report was funded by Global Affairs Canada, and presented last month in an international webinar by the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise.