School of Computational
Phone: (703) 993-1990
Menas Kafatos, Dean
Peter A. Becker, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies
The School of Computational Sciences (SCS) results from the recent merger of
the Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics and the Institute for
Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology. This new school serves as the
primary academic unit providing scientific and applications content to George
Mason's information technology focus. This content includes applications in the
biological, physical, mathematical, and data sciences. Along with other units,
SCS also contributes to the university's focus on educational and research programs
related to the environment.
Through its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary activities, SCS seeks to
integrate computation in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering to produce
new knowledge and to develop new approaches to the solution of complex problems.
SCS maintains extensive facilities on both the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses.
Barnes, Beall, Becker, Black, Blackwell, Blaisten-Barojas, Carr, Cebral, Ceperley,
Chiu, Davis, Denning, Dworzecka, Ehrlich, El-Ghazawi, Ellsworth, Emerson, Evans,
Foster, Gentle, Gillevet, Grefenstette, Guillory, Haack, Hanna, Hertz, Jamison,
Jones, Kafatos, Kerschberg, Kinser, Lieb, Lin, Lohner, Manitius, McCormack, McKenney,
Michalski, Miller, Mishin, Morowitz, Mushrush, Nash, Norris, Ozernoy, Papaconstantopoulos,
Rine, Sachs, Sambruna, Saperstone, Satija, Satyapal, Sauer, Schopf, Seto, Shukla,
Solka, Sood, Soyfer, Spikell, Struppa, Summers, Sutton, Vaisman, Walbridge, Wallin,
Wang, Wechsler, Wegman, Willett, Williams, Wong, K. Wood, C. Yang, R. Yang, Zoltek
The School of Computational Sciences offers all course work designated Bioinformatics
(BINF), Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI), or Molecular Biosciences
and Informatics (MBI) in the "Course Descriptions" chapter of this catalog.