Dr. Peggy Agouris

Dean, College of Science
George Mason University

Dr. Peggy Agouris is George Mason University’s Dean of the College of Science. She is also the Director of the Center of Earth Observing and Space Research, one of the most successful research centers at Mason. Dr. Agouris received her Diploma in Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University. Prior to joining George Mason University in 2007, Dr. Agouris was with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and the School of Computing and Information Science, University of Maine.
Dr. Agouris’ research interests include the automation of processes for spatiotemporal information extraction from digital imagery, change detection, and the integration of remote sensing and digital image processing and analysis within geospatial information systems.

Dr. Agouris is the past recipient of a CAREER award from the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Her work has been further supported by numerous grants and contracts from NSF, NASA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Army TEC, BAE Systems, USGS, and others. She has also consulted for the Office of Research and Development (CIA), Milcord, Intergraph, BAE Systems, law firms (as expert witness), and other companies.
Dr. Agouris has authored more than 100 articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings in the image analysis and computer science literature, which have received thousands of citations to date. She has also edited 3 books on digital image analysis for geospatial applications as well as two journal special issues. For her scholastic and research achievements, Dr. Agouris has received many awards, and was also elected a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. Agouris serves on the boards of foundations and companies, as well as on the editorial boards of scientific publications. She has served as chair of various national and international conferences, and has supervised numerous Ph.D. and M.S. theses. Several of her advisees are already faculty members in various national and international institutions.