Meet Our Faculty


  • Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, Volgenau

    As director of the first-of-its-kind BS in cyber-security engineering program at Mason, Peggy Brouse is passionate about building a new breed of cyber-security professional. As the nature of cyber threats has grown, the demand for timely response and effective action has built the groundwork for a discipline of anticipatory action and security design.
  • Assistant Professor, Statistics, Volgenau

    Improvements in data collection and storage capabilities have led to a growing interest in the study of temporal relationships and dynamics for large, complex data.  Scott Bruce is involved in the development of novel statistical methods for the analysis of time series and longitudinal data generated from modern experimental and observational studies in areas such as sleep research, neuroscience, and psychiatry. Many applications in these fields are not served holistically by existing theory and methods; Bruce is passionate about developing practical, computationally efficient analytical to
  • Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, Volgenau

    Pathways for personalized learning.
  • Michael Buschmann

    Department Chair, Eminent Scholar, Volgenau
    Professor and Chair, Bioengineering

    Michael Buschmann came to Mason with over 20 years of experience at École Polytechnique in Montreal. He is a world-class researcher who has made fundamental and translational contributions to the fields of biomechanics, biomaterials, and nanomedicine.
  • Director of Communications & External Relations, Volgenau

    Martha Bushong believes that clear, cogent, effective writing is the core of any communications effort. Bushong is a strong and flexible writer with the ability to make complex subject matter understandable to any interested reader. But she is more than a writer because she leverages communications by managing multiple channels so messages get noticed, get read, and get results.
  • Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Volgenau

    Bringing the best talent, building the best programs.
  • Christopher Carr

    Chief Diversity Officer, Volgenau

    Christopher Carr is a leadership and policy wonk in the areas of diversity, higher education, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). His unwavering support in the work of intersectional justice has allowed him to trek a path in the difficult areas of retention in institutions of higher learning, teamwork and organizational development in the collegiate and professional sphere, and diverse representation in STEM fields. With a background in public policy, he takes his ethical stances into conversations around tough issues to make sure all voices are included.
  • Dan Carr

    Professor, Statistics, Volgenau

    Professor Daniel Carr is known for his contributions to the field of statistical graphics. These contributions include the creation of new graphics designs and dynamic visualization software. The challenges that motivated the designs have come from variety of fields such as genomics, proteomics, life sciences, and environmental monitoring.
  • Juan Cebral

    Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau
    Professor, Bioengineering

    Engineering solutions for deadly conditions.
  • Associate Professor, Volgenau

    Ebrima Cessay’s primary research interests are at the intersection of computer security and machine learning. More specifically, he is interested both in using machine learning to improve software security and in improving security and reliability of the machine learning models themselves. He also regularly delves into insider, intrusion, misuse detection, adaptive and resilience systems, data science and as well as advance analytics.