Meet Our Faculty


  • Assistant Professor, Volgenau

    Vivian Motti, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology. Her main research interests include Human Centered Computing, Wearable Health and Usable Privacy. In her research, Dr. Motti focuses on understanding human users, their needs, preferences, interests and requirements. She also investigates how technology can help users in their daily lives, supporting and improving everyday activities.
  • Lynn Gerber

    University Professor, HAP

    Dr. Gerber is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology sub-specialty and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was the Chief of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland from 1975-2005. She was instrumental in helping to develop the sub-specialty of rehabilitative rheumatology. 
  • Yotam Gingold

    Associate Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau

    Yotam Gingold directs the Creativity and Graphics Lab (CraGL). Its mission is to solve challenging visual, geometry, and design problems and pursue foundational research into human creativity. He has taught at George Mason University since 2012. His research interests include interactive geometric modeling, color, creativity support, and crowdsourcing. His research has been incorporated into Adobe Illustrator as the Puppet Warp tool.
  • Jonathan Goldman

    Director of IT and Security, Volgenau

    Jonathan Goldman has been involved with IT since before its incarnation under that name, having written a game program on a Royal Precision LGP-30 in spring of 1963. During his career he has worked not only in IT, but also in retail and wholesale marketing, developing and implementing multiple marketing campaigns for retail chains.
  • Professor and Associate Dean, Volgenau

    Deborah Goodings is a professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE). Her previous appointments included: Director of the Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Division at the US National Science Foundation; Dewberry chaired professor and chair of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering at VSE; professor of civil engineering at the University of Maryland; and geotechnical engineer at Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton Engineers and Architects in New York City.
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau

    Dov Gordon has taught at George Mason University since 2015. Prior to joining George Mason University, he was a recipient of the computing innovations postdoctoral fellowship, and spent three years working in a private research lab. His research is in cryptography; he discovers new ways to compute on encrypted data so that user privacy can be maintained throughout the lifetime of the data. His work spans both the theoretical foundations of cryptography, as well as the practical aspects of applying the research to real problems.
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau

    Bo Han enjoys building practical networked systems that facilitate us to better communicate with each other and interact with the physical world by leveraging innovations in machine learning, multimedia, computer vision, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction. At Mason, his current research focuses on immersive video streaming, augmented, virtual, and mixed reality, and the Internet of Things. His key research principle is to build real systems, as he believes good research stems from implementing practical systems.
  • Professor, Volgenau
    Director Graduate Program, Volgenau

    Robert Handler received a Ph.D. in mechanics from the University of Minnesota (1980). Most recently he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Previous to this he was a Research Mechanical Engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, where he was head of the Fluid Dynamics Section in the Remote Sensing Division.
  • Assistant Professor, Volgenau

    Mahdi Hashemi is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology. He leads the Machine Learning and Smart Cities Group, where he also specializes in intelligent transportation, spatial-temporal data and web/social media analytics. Degrees PhD, Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Assistant Professor, Volgenau

    Irina Hashmi's work bridges the space between biological science and computer science. She applies machine learning, data mining, evolutionary computation and stochastic optimization techniques to solve complex biological problems. She has a keen interest working in protein-protein interactions, modeling complex protein structures and human genome sequences.