Bernard Schmidt

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Instructor, Assistant Director MS Data Analytics Engineering Program, College of Engineering and Computing

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Building: Research Hall
Room 368
Mail Stop: 6B1


Bernard Schmidt is an Instructor at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, MS Data Analytics Engineering Program. He is also the Assistant Director of the MS Data Analytics Engineering Program. He joined Mason’s VSE Faculty in the Fall of 2020 from Northern Virginia Community College where he served as a professor of Information Technology as well as an Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Computer Science at the NVCC Manassas campus.

Schmidt was involved with computing and the computing industry for over 35 years prior to joining academia. His early career involved computer operations and programming of IBM mainframes, which then led to researching computer image processing algorithms for multi-sensor aided target recognition at the Army’s Night Vision Lab. He has subsequently held progressive technology and management positions at a variety of organizations in Northern Virginia including Oracle Complex Systems, Cordant, IBM, ORBCOMM, Sprint, Battelle, and Prison Fellowship Ministries.

In addition to teaching and mentoring, Schmidt has extensive experience in the project management of complex projects ranging from software development to systems and infrastructure engineering.


  • MS, Data Analytics Engineering, George Mason University
  • MS, Applied Information Technology, George Mason University
  • BS, Computer Science, George Mason University
  • AS, Data Processing and Accounting, Champlain College