I enjoy advising curious students at all levels from high school to Ph.D. Currently, I supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Over the summer of 2020, I am planning to integrate high school students into my research activities. See the bottom of this page first if you want to inquire about working under my supervision.


Current Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member

  • Bora Aslan - Ph.D. Candidate at International Relations Dept. at Old Dominion University.
  • Scott Hopkins - Ph.D. Candidate at Computational and Data Sciences Dept. at George Mason University.
  • Gideon Gogovi - Ph.D. Candidate at Computational and Data Sciences Dept. at George Mason University.
  • Tom Wallace - Ph.D. Candidate at Computational and Data Sciences Dept. at George Mason University.
  • Jarrod Grewe - Ph.D. Candidate at Computational and Data Sciences Dept. at George Mason University.
  • Bruce Goldfeder - Ph.D. Student at Computational and Data Sciences Dept. at George Mason University.


Current Undergraduate Research Students

  • Peter Banks - (Spring 2020) Economics major at George Mason University.
  • Gowri Prathap - (Spring 2020) Computational and Data Sciences major at George Mason University.


Past Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member

  • Christine Harvey - Ph.D. (Fall 2019) at Computational and Data Sciences Dept. at George Mason University.

Are you a current/accepted GMU student interested in working with me?

Send an email at hkavak [at] gmu.edu and mention three things please:

  • your research interest
  • your CV/Resume
  • express whether you need funding/research assistant position.