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Data Science

March 20, 2013

Data science, or “big data” as it is sometimes called, and how to harness it is a hot topic these days. Even the White House weighed in on its importance with a memorandum in early 2013. Mason researchers are manipulating vast quantities of data in a variety of ways. In this section, we look at a few of our scientists.

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The applications of simulations, modeling, and gaming are as diverse at the fields touched by it–including health, medicine, climate change, and the weather.

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Privacy and Security

March 8, 2013

From personal decisions about online privacy to how the Transportation Security Administration is looking after national safety, Mason researchers are at work, asking the tough questions and analyzing the results.

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Workplace

March 8, 2013

How people act and communicate in the workplace is critical to a company or organization’s productivity. Our researchers take a look at these issues from a variety of angles and disciplines.

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There are scientists dedicated to the study of a world so small that not only is it not visible to the naked eye–they need high-powered microscopes to see it. At Mason, scientists from across the disciplines are looking to nanotechnology for solutions to health problems as well as engineering ones.

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When in need of expert analysis, Washington journalists often turn to professors at Mason. Election season is a particularly busy time of year, as Mason experts are called upon for their thoughts and analysis of campaign issues.

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Looking at the Past

March 23, 2011

Here at Mason we have many different ways of looking at history. Each approach is as individual as the historian pursuing the work. From using the lens of social history to tell us more about the present day to digitizing records and using new media to make history more accessible to all, our researchers are passionate about their work.

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Place

March 22, 2011

Location, location, location. In this issue of Mason Research, we look at place and its role in research. From using satellite technology to observe changes in vegetation to developing techniques to find out more about the terrain of places one can’t travel to yet, such as Mars, location plays a significant role.

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Youth

March 17, 2011

From looking at the cultural significance of prom to the inner working of the brain in anxious children, Mason researchers are examining different ways to understand and improve young lives.

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Serving Warriors

March 15, 2011

At Mason, a significant portion of our federally funded projects are funded by the Department of Defense and often that funding is used to support highly technical work. In this year’s magazine, we include a section that describes some of our faculty research that directly affects members of our military.

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