In addition to our course and program offerings, our faculty are involved in cutting edge research activities. Funding for these efforts is provided by diverse sources, including some of the most competitive programs of the National Science Foundation, NASA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the US Geological Survey to name but a few.
Faculty are also engaged in several prominent interdisciplinary academic and research centers affiliated with the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science.
Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR)
CEOSR provides a focus for cutting-edge research related to satellite platforms, including data acquisition and processing, as well as information extraction and analysis, for a variety of application domains.
Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGEOINT)
The GISCE is directed at addressing theoretical issues of Geographic Information Science (GIS) and practical applications of innovative GIS technology.
Center for Location Science
The Center for Location Science at George Mason University is dedicated to interdisciplinary research that addresses applied and theoretical problems with a fundamental focus on spatial relationships and efficiently solving problems of a spatial or geographic nature.
Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing (CISC)
The CISC focuses on geospatial information interoperability, high performance geospatial information processing, geospatial pattern analysis, and spatial GEOSS applications.
Environmental Science and Technology Center (ESTC)
The ESTC is a joint interdisciplinary center focusing on the fields of global environmental and climate monitoring. mixing researchers from various cultural backgrounds with an international vision.
I/UCRC for Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing, and Applications
Many 21st century challenges to contemporary society, such as natural disasters, happen in both space and time, requiring that spatiotemporal principles and thinking be incorporated into computing process. A systematic investigation of the principles would advance human knowledge by providing trailblazing methodologies to explore the next generation computing for addressing the challenges.
This NSF University, Industry and Government collaborative research center for spatiotemporal thinking, computing, and applications is to conduct deliverable-oriented shared research to address the 21st century challenges based on computing by GMU Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing (CISC), thinking by UCSB Center for Spatial Studies (CSS), and applications by Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA). Companies and non-NSF agencies participate as members by investing limited amount of funding to projects of their direct interests but sharing all projects’ results.
Spotlight on Faculty Research
This video presents a short overview of some of the areas of research our Faculty are engaged in. For more information please contact the individual Faculty member(s), visit their webpage or contact the GGS Department at ggs (at) gmu (dot) edu