Meet Our Faculty


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.