Leadership

College of Engineering and Computing Deans

  • Proflie photo of Mason CEC Dean Kenneth Ball

    Dean, College of Engineering and Computing

    Since Kenneth Ball became dean in 2012, the College of Engineering and Computing has experienced tremendous growth in its rankings, reputation, research, and enrollment.
  • Mason school of computing dean Gurdip Singh

    Divisional Dean, School of Computing

    Research Interests: Real-time embedded systems, sensor networks, network protocols, distributed computing
  • Volgenau Divisional Dean Ariela Sofer

    Divisional Dean for the Volgenau School of Engineering; Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research

    Ariela Sofer is the Divisional Dean for the Volgenau School of Engineering and a professor in the Systems Engineering and Operations Research department.

Associate Deans in the College of Engineering and Computing

  • Mason CEC associate dean for DOIL Chris Carr

    Associate Dean for Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusive Learning, College of Engineering and Computing

    Christopher Carr is a leadership and policy wonk in the areas of diversity, higher education, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
  • Headshot of CEC associate dean Liza Wilson Durant

    Professor, Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement

    Research Interest: Environmental Engineering.
  • Mason CEIE professor Deborah Goodings

    Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, CEC

    Research Interest: Geotechnical engineering.
  • Mason ECE associate professor Jill Nelson

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs in the CEC

    Research Interests: STEM education, intelligent sensing, autonomous systems
  • Mason SEOR professor and associate dean of research Art Pyster

    Associate Dean for Research in the CEC; Professor, Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

    At Mason, Art Pyster is a professor of systems engineering, but his primary role is associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC)
  • Mason CS professor Amarda Shehu

    Professor, Department of Computer Science; Associate Dean for AI Innovation in the CEC, Associate VP of Research (IDIA)

    Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, stochastic optimization, machine learning, deep learning, optimization for deep learning, generative models, language models, bioinformatics, computational biophysics