I maintain this website as a platform to disseminate my academic efforts as well as inspiring others. In addition to regular academic content, I am planning to share some ideas/comments in the form of blog posts and videos. Read below if you are interested in learning more about my research and ways to communicate with me.

Dr. Hamdi Kavak

I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Computational and Data Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for Social Complexity at George Mason University (GMU). I hold a Ph.D. degree and a Master’s degree in Modeling and Simulation from Old Dominion University, and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey.

My research contributes to the intersection of simulation modeling and data science by using data mining and machine learning techniques to uncover behavioral patterns from publicly available data. This fertile research area lends itself very well to the Computational Social Science (CSS) and Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI) fields. Therefore, I advise and work with students from both CSS and CSI programs at GMU. Being a method-oriented person, I apply my research to many domains, particularly cybersecurity and urban science. You can check my research and publications.


The easiest way to contact me is via email to hkavak {at} gmu.edu. If you are a student, please see the students’ page first. There is a note at the bottom of that page.

Office Address

Department of Computational and Data Sciences
George Mason University
Room 373, Research Hall
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030