List of Announcements (details below):


VSE in the News

Here is a list of news stories about VSE that have been posted:

Beyond Mason

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Photo of the Week


Say goodbye to fall. Nguyen Engineering Building with flowers. (Photo by Evan Cantwell)


INTO Mason Graduate Colloquium (Fri Dec 9, 3-6pm)

The 3rd INTO Mason International Graduate Student Multidisciplinary Colloquium will be held
    Friday, December 9
    Salon A at the Mason Global Center

The following VSE pathway students will be presenting (broken down by pathway):

Snigdha Cheekoty, Rubaiyet Sabbir

Jagadish Tuppad, Parag Pavankumar Bedmutha, Niranjan Anil Chaudhary, Bibek Kharel, Kham Moe, Vrushali Shrimant Tandulkar

Data Analytics:
Yu-An Chen, Yan Jia, Sana Batul, Saad Azhar, Mingda Chen, Zhanpeng Feng, Hao Gong, Spandana Jagtap, Shruti Patil, Srijan Yenumula

Xiang Wu, Tayyab Naseem, Jhanvi Chimanbhai Rafalia, Niyati Atul Shah, Yuxin Tian, Pranav Veldurthy, Kunling Zeng

Jindou Chen, Qingyang Dai, Yukun Li

Jhih-Heng Yao, Shiyi Liu, Tianjiao Liu

Zhanghong Chen, Revanth Bhargav Rajanala, Gnapika Rayala, Arin Thaokloy


Funding Opportunity:  Tactical Defense Space Reconnaissance BAA

URL:  [registration required]

This solicitation is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and Government Sources Sought Announcement (GSSA) from the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO), Mission Integration Directorate (MID), Tactical Defense Space Reconnaissance (TacDSR) Program for Combat Systems Integration (CSI).

The TacDSR CSI program integrates National Technical Means (NTM) technology into combat systems, platforms, or architectures to address current and emerging needs of the CCMDs and Services. CSI projects include prototype integration into vehicles, aircraft, ships, weapons, mission planning tools, special operations systems or platforms, ground stations, cubesats, and combat support equipment.  CSI also delivers capabilities that bridge gaps in joint, theater, and National Systems Data (NSD) dissemination capabilities through the use of communications and networking technology. CSI solutions may consist of software algorithms, hardware, exploitation tools, or system engineering solutions that support warfighter requirements.


Jessica Lin & Huzefa Rangwala Receive Funding from Strategic Analysis, Inc. & NRL

Jessica Lin and Huzefa Rangwala of the Computer Science Department received $74K from Strategic Analysis, Inc. and the Naval Research Laboratory for their project, “User Information Demand Modeling.”


Elise Miller-Hooks Receives Funding from U Maryland and U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Elise Miller-Hooks of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering received $148K from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Transportation for her project, “University Transportation Centers Program - National.”


David Lattanzi Receives Funding from NSF

David Lattanzi of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering received $50K from the National Science Foundation for his project, “I-Corps: Bringing Digital Twin Technology to the Asset Management Community.”


Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag Chitnis, and Wil Joiner Receive Funding from NSF

Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag Chitnis, and Wil Joiner of the Bioengineering Department received $400K from the National Science Foundation for their project, “CPS:Synergy:Collaborative Research: Closed-loop Hybrid Exoskeleton utilizing Wearable Ultrasound Imaging Sensors for Measuring Fatigue.”


Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Phone: (703) 993-1505
Fax: (703) 993-1633