Meet Our Faculty


  • 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.
  • Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Professor KC Chang is a recognized expert in data fusion and Bayesian network technologies. In past thirty years, he has conducted research on a wide range of distributed data fusion and probabilistic reasoning problems.
  • Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Modeling the unpredictable. Understanding what could go wrong before it happens is vital to almost every industry. Stochastic modeling works to help engineers simulate incidents that arise from seemingly random circumstances. This is especially important to air transportation systems, technology manufacturing, healthcare, security networks, power grids, and military operations. Chun-
  • Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau

    Jim Chen has taught at George Mason University since 1995. He is the editor-in-chief of Computing in Science & Engineering, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and an associate member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He has authored four books, edited two conference proceedings, published over 100 research papers, and acquired three patents. His research interests include computer graphics, virtual reality, visualization, networking, and simulation.