James Brian Colchao

James Brian Colchao

James Brian Colchao


Data Science, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

Professor James Brian Colchao has been a member of our Computational and Data Science faculty at both the GMU Fairfax and Korea campuses since 2019. He, himself, is a double-alumnus of George Mason University, having earned both his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Master of Science degree in Data Engineering. His research interests include data mining and visualization, machine learning, the internet of things (IoT), and image processing. Other professional interests include increasing representation of underrepresented communities in Tech, Data Science, STEM and academia. Prior to joining Mason Korea, Professor Colchao worked in implementing data strategies at the United States Census Bureau and Virginia Office of Elections as well as working in several fields of medicine including interventional radiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, gastroenterology, and emergency medicine. He has presented his work at international conferences and his research has been clinically published. 

Selected Publications

"Safety of consecutive same-day bilateral intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex)." Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. Volume 14, Issue 2, Spring 2020, pp 200-202. 

Courses Taught

  • CDS 101: Introduction to Computational and Data Science
  • CDS 102: Introduction to Computational and Data Science Lab
  • CDS 130: Computing for Scientists
  • CDS 151: Data Ethics in an Informational Society


Master of Science, Data Analytics and Engineering

Volgenau School of Engineering

George Mason University

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Concentration in Micriobiology

College of Science

George Mason University