Gazette Archive: Research Spotlight

Spotlight on Research: Krasnow Researcher Opens Lab to Students

Posted: March 5, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron
When Susan Bachus, a psychobiologist who joined the Psychology faculty and the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study last August, was finally able to assemble the pieces of her lab in spacious quarters at the Krasnow Institute, she says, “I felt like a pig in mud. You couldn’t pry me out of here now with a crow bar.”

Research Consortium Applies Remote Sensing Data to Earth-Bound Problems

Posted: February 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron
Every afternoon around 3:30 p.m., an antenna perched on top of Fenwick Library begins transmitting signals to a computer in the Science and Tech I Building on the Fairfax Campus. Graduate students in Earth systems science and remote sensing stand by to begin analyzing the data, which has been collected from passing National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Polar Orbiter satellites hundreds of miles overhead.

Spotlight on Research: Biology Team to Survey Plants in Prince William Forest Park

Posted: December 9, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Lynn Burke
Next April, Ted Bradley, associate professor of biology and curator of George Mason University’s herbarium, will begin the field work of a survey of plants in Prince William Forest Park, located 32 miles south of Washington, D.C., in Triangle, Va.

Spotlight on Research: Grants Support Machine Learning and Inference Research

Posted: November 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron
In the School of Computational Sciences, much of the research is conducted with an eye toward solving real-world problems, and the work being done by Ryszard Michalski and the Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory is no exception. What is more, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Security Agency (NSA) are supporting his efforts with three substantial grants.

Spotlight on Research: Researchers Find Simple Solution to Water Quality Problem

Posted: November 5, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Clarke County, Va., was concerned with its water supply, so it tapped into George Mason’s Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) Department for help.

Spotlight on Research: Prof. Uses Mathematical Optimization to Solve Medical Problem

Posted: October 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Liver cancer and deaths caused by the disease are increasing; prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in American men, other than skin cancer, and their second leading cause of cancer-related death.