Meet Our Faculty


  • Faculty and Capstone Coordinator, Information Sciences and Technology, Volgenau

    Peter Farrell is a faculty member and Capstone Course Coordinator for the Applied IT Department at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. He is an MBA alumni from George Mason University and is committed to building networked relationships between Mason alumni and students. Before joining the Mason faculty, Farrell served in various administrative roles in the corporate IT arena. 
  • Instructor, Computer Science, Volgenau Lab Director, Center for Assurance Research and Engineering, Center for Assurance Research & Engineering (CARE)

  • Professor and Associate Director, Volgenau

    Peter Fonash is a recognized thought leader in advanced/emerging communications and cybersecurity technologies.  HIs work as the CTO of the Department of Homeland Security ‘s (DHS’s) Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) organization makes him uniquely qualified to direct the schools Cyber Security Programs.  
  • Associate Professor, Volgenau

  • Assistant Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

    Kirin Emlet Furst (she/they) joined the Volgenau School as an assistant professor in 2020 and is a member of the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering group. The goal of her research is to identify engineering and policy strategies to mitigate health risks posed by contaminant mixtures in drinking water. To achieve this goal, the Furst lab takes an interdisciplinary approach spanning environmental chemistry, water quality engineering, human exposure analysis, and data science.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Krzysztof (Kris) Gaj received the MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology. He is a professor in the ECE Department at Mason, where he currently co-directs the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group – CERG - one of the largest and most widely recognized applied-cryptography groups in the United States. His major research projects have been devoted to the evaluation of cryptographic algorithms competing to become new American and international standards.
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Operations research deals with the application of advanced mathematics and computational methods to help make better decisions involving large and complex systems. There are many uses for operations research, but one of the most difficult problems that Rajesh Ganesan investigates is the sequential decision making problems under uncertainty.
  • Associate Professor, Data Analytics Engineering, Volgenau

    Isaac Gang is an Associate Professor at George Mason University's Volgenau's School of Engineering, MS Data Analytics Program. He joined Mason's VSE faculty in the Fall of 2020 from Texas A&M University-Commerce where he served as an assistant professor of computer science as well as the department’s outreach coordinator. Before coming to TAMUC, Gang was an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Computing before joining UMHB.
  • Director of Mason Engineering Online, Volgenau School of Engineering, Volgenau Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, Volgenau

    Daniel Garrison is a faculty member in Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Professor Garrison teaches online education, programming, and human-computer interaction in Information Systems and Technology. Before coming to Mason, he was an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and served as a Principal at Digital Audio Notebook Group. His research focuses on developing new computer technology matrixes that can adjust for the user’s cognitive state.
  • Associate Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, Volgenau

    Mohamed Gebril is an assistant professor in the Cybersecurity Engineering Department. He joined Mason after working as primary patent examiner for the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).