George Mason University (GMU)

  • Description
  • At Mason, research extends beyond dis­ci­pli­nary and aca­d­e­mic bound­aries to reveal depth and breadth in a num­ber of research com­mu­ni­ties of prac­tice. To fos­ter inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research explo­rations and to facil­i­tate access to both indi­vid­u­als and cen­ters of exper­tise, our Research Focus pro­files these communities.

    Global

    We see our fac­ulty address­ing issues of human rights and social jus­tice to direct involve­ment in con­flict res­o­lu­tion; from under­stand­ing human behav­ior and entre­pre­neur­ship in devel­op­ing coun­tries to under­stand­ing the impact of weather changes on those peo­ples. Our Global Research Focus pro­files the research being con­ducted in these areas as well as the asso­ci­ated fac­ulty and research centers.

    Com­mu­ni­ties of Practice

    • Climate
    • Human Rights & Social Justice
    • Globalization
    • Inter­na­tional Development
    • Inter­na­tional Pol­icy & Politics

    Life Quality

    Inves­ti­ga­tors work­ing in this area focus on research that directly touches our lives. They explore learn­ing and behav­ior. They are experts on aging and dis­abil­ity and neu­ro­sci­en­tists who seek to bet­ter under­stand the why and how. And they are the sci­en­tists who focus on devel­op­ing new and inno­v­a­tive treat­ment for infec­tious dis­ease and can­cer. Our Life Qual­ity Research Focus pro­files the research being con­ducted in these areas as well as the asso­ci­ated fac­ulty and research centers.

    Com­mu­ni­ties of Practice

    • Aging
    • Biomedical
    • Dis­abil­ity & Rehabilitation
    • Health Sys­tems & Policy
    • Interventions
    • Learn­ing & Behavior
    • Neuroscience

    Pol­icy & Governance

    Mason’s loca­tion in the greater DC met­ro­pol­i­tan region lends itself to involve­ment in and analy­sis of the activ­i­ties of local, state and the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and this is reflected in our wide range of exper­tise. Our Pol­icy & Gov­er­nance Research Focus pro­files the research being con­ducted in these areas as well as the asso­ci­ated fac­ulty and research centers.

    Com­mu­ni­ties of Practice

    • Amer­i­can Gov­ern­ment & Politics
    • Crime & Justice
    • Energy
    • Inter­na­tional Pol­icy & Politics

    Sci­ence Fron­tiers & Com­plex Systems

    At Mason, fac­ulty approach the study of fun­da­men­tally com­plex sys­tems from a wide vari­ety of dis­ci­plines. Math­e­mat­i­cally com­plex sys­tem mod­el­ing under­lies the work done by fac­ulty in com­puter sci­ence, cli­mate stud­ies, eco­nom­ics, physics, trans­port and social com­plex­ity. Our Com­plex Sys­tems Research Focus pro­files the research being con­ducted in these areas as well as the asso­ci­ated fac­ulty and research centers.

    Com­mu­ni­ties of Practice

    • Climate
    • Cyber Security
    • GIS
    • Infor­ma­tion Systems
    • Nanoscience
    • Neuroscience
    • Social Complexity
    • Transport
    • Visu­al­iza­tion & Gaming

    Security

    Research at Mason par­al­lels the myr­iad ways secu­rity is addressed in our con­tem­po­rary soci­ety. Research strengths range from cyber­se­cu­rity to national secu­rity, from devel­op­ing evolv­ing appli­ca­tions of GIS in com­bat envi­ron­ments to address­ing major issues in crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture. Our Secu­rity Research Focus pro­files the research being con­ducted in these areas as well as the asso­ci­ated fac­ulty and research centers.

    Com­mu­ni­ties of Practice

    • Cyber Security
    • GIS
    • Inter­na­tional & National Security

    Sustainability

    Sus­tain­abil­ity research at Mason crosses a wide swath as our researchers explore every­thing from under­stand­ing and pre­dict­ing cli­mate change to con­ser­va­tion of endan­gered species; and from devel­op­ing a bet­ter under­stand­ing human inter­ac­tion with our envi­ron­ment and devel­op­ing energy alter­na­tives. Our Sus­tain­abil­ity Research Focus pro­files the research being con­ducted in these areas as well as the asso­ci­ated fac­ulty and research centers.

    Com­mu­ni­ties of Practice

    • Climate
    • Energy
    • Environment
    • Transport

    Details

    Website gmu.edu/
    Phone +1.703.993-1000

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