Press Kit

About Us

  • Location: 4511 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, Va.

  • Phone: 703-993-1000

  • Divisional Dean: Gurdip Singh

  • Founded: Founded in 2021 

School Profile

Our Location:
Because our school is located in the heart of the East Coast's most active tech corridor, our undergraduate and graduate students have unparalleled access to the nation's top innovators.
Elite science and technology organizations recognize our faculty as leaders in their fields. Professors bring industry knowledge to the classroom, challenging students to push the boundaries of research, skill, and application based on real-time knowledge of marketplace demand. 

Our Programs:
Building on the school’s reputation of spearheading new efforts in computing, programs have expanded to apply what we've learned about advanced computing to other disciplines, broadening participation to meet the needs of the growing needs of industry and government.

Our Reputation:
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranks George Mason University in its top tier of research institutions, with total research expenditures reaching an all-time high of 149 million in sponsored research expenditures for the fiscal year 2018, making good progress toward the university’s strategic goal of $225 million by 2024. In 2020  NSF HERD rankings placed Computer and Information Sciences,12th among all universities, 8th among public institutions, and No. 1 in Virginia. 

Our Research:
The school’s research is dedicated to formulating innovative solutions and developing useful technology to solve real-world problems. Some of our recent discoveries include improving wireless communication networks, inventing new ways of imaging with ultrasound devices, and developing robot intelligence and autonomy. Our faculty members and their research teams have also produced promising work for, improving network security by strengthening IT systems and using artificial intelligence to tackle societal challenges.

Press Resources

The Office of Communications and External Relations is available to assist the media in contacting our faculty experts and obtaining the latest news, photography, or video regarding the School of Computing.

Requests for Use of Photographs

When an outside request comes our way we check the credibility of the source that is asking to use the image. We only send photos out for editorial purposes, no commercial publications or entities. Additionally, it is important that the subject of the photo knows that their image is being used for marketing purposes. This usually occurs when the photo is taken. Our Mason photographers obtain verbal permission from the professor and/or student before an image is published. We ask that the user credit the photographer, but require George Mason University to be credited.  If you need additional information, please contact the director of communications, at

Media Access to Campus

Media representatives are asked to arrange interviews and photo shoots with Computing faculty, staff, or students in advance through the Office of Communications and External Relations. A university staff person will accompany any reporters, video crews, and photographers while on campus to ensure confidentiality, privacy, and appropriate sensitivity to students and families.

News media must seek permission from the Mason Office of University Branding to set up to videotape or broadcast live from campus and they must park in designated areas. Permission will usually be granted for exterior work as long as it does not interfere with university operations. The university will sometimes limit television broadcasting to specific locations. A representative from the school must be present unless you are notified otherwise.

In all circumstances, news media representatives must seek permission to enter or shoot in interior spaces including laboratories, classrooms, or administrative buildings. Permission is usually given as long as the reporting activities do not disrupt university activities, interfere with privacy or jeopardize the safety of university personnel, visitors or facilities

The School of Computing is on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University at:

4511 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Parking can be made available in the Shenandoah Parking Deck. Please coordinate parking arrangements with the Office of Communications and Marketing prior to visiting the school.