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 include high school students in my research activities. See the bottom of this page first if you want to contact me.


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.


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.