Mason Datalab is an initiative of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA). Its mission is to establish George Mason University as a top-tier source for multidisciplinary data science expertise by delivering value to our stakeholders through a robust Capstone Program and an active partners network.

The Datalab works across disciplines supporting the IDIA (link), the Institute for Biohealth Innovation (IBI) (link) , and the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) (link) communities.

By engaging researchers and domain experts across Mason, and with the guidance of its  Advisory Board and internal Steering Committee, DataLab provides capabilities by:

  • enabling cross-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate student research in applied data science and analytics through the Capstone Program and innovative experiential learning opportunities;
  • nurturing and engaging Capstone Program opportunities which benefit partners;
  • developing and sustaining relationships with external partners (corporate, non-profit and public sectors) who seek access to Mason’s data-intensive talent and facilities;
  • matching external partners with faculty-student teams who solve data-intensive challenges and opportunities posed by Mason’s partners;
  • developing the technical talent and skill pipeline to contribute to the ever expanding Data Science workforce opportunities;
  • offering expertise, guidance, training, and support to non-experts through their data science evolution.

We partner with Academia, Industry, and Government in a collaborative, diverse, cross-disciplinary environment to seek and try new ideas for innovation and best practices.