School News and Events
In June 2015, Asst. Professor Casimer DeCusatis presented at Cisco Live, a four-day event held in San Diego with the objective of delivering world class training and education to drive measurable business value. Cisco Live is consistently rated one of the top industry events worldwide. The annual event attracts over 25,000 people who attend in person and another 15,000 who attend via live streaming of the event. Dr. DeCusatis' presentation, "Cloudy with a Chance of SDN", included a tutorial on Cloud Computing research and Software Defined Networking research being conducted at Marist. The Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker Program recognizes the speakers rated by the audience in the top 10% of the content program for their contribution to the event. Cisco Live recognized Dr. DeCusatis for contributing to the success of this year's event by strengthening customer relationships through education.
Michael Gildein, IBM employee and Marist alumnus, and Marist students and IBM Interns Aaron Kippins, Kelly Maud, and Nikol Pettine won the Early Tenure, Best of Software award at the 2015 TechConnect. The title of their project was Textual Problem Management Report (PMR) Analysis Using Watson.
A nationally recognized leader in the use of technology
Marist College's School of Computer Science and Mathematics is housed in the campus' Hancock Center; a 57,000-square-foot facility overlooking the Hudson River. Designed to help fulfill the Marist goal of infusing information technology into all of its academic disciplines, the Hancock Center includes one networking computer lab, two general use computing labs, 30 faculty offices, seven classrooms, six conference/seminar rooms, an executive presentation center, and a National Science Foundation-funded enterprise computing research laboratory. Many of the existing regional and global technology initiatives for which Marist has earned a leadership reputation, including the Center for Collaborative and On-Demand Computing, the Linux Open Source Development Lab, the Institute for Data Center Professionals, and the IBM-Marist Joint Study Project reside within the walls of this innovative state-of-the-art building. Marist College through the School of Computer Science and Mathematics has been recently awarded a $3 million dollar state grant to establish the New York State Cloud Computing and Analytics Center.
The School of Computer Science & Mathematics prepares its students to live and work within a technologically driven, rapidly changing world. The School provides broad-based mathematical and technological education within the context of a solid liberal arts foundation. Students receive in-depth instruction in the theoretical underpinnings of their chosen fields, which they can apply through a wide variety of practical experiences. Study in each of the School's undergraduate majors provides students with professional preparation for entry into fields of work associated with the major. Concurrently, students' learning prepares them for advanced study in career-oriented graduate programs.
Distinctive Features of the School:
- State of the art computer laboratories available for the exclusive use of students within the School
- Many students work on campus in the Department of Information Technology or the Academic Learning Center
- Internships available with companies such as IBM, USAA, Goldman Sachs
- Excellent employment opportunities upon graduation
- Personal attention and advising by full-time faculty
- Small classes taught by Marist College faculty
- Students in computer science, information technology and systems share a common two year program
- A strong relationship with the IBM Corporation
Marist has available three distinct scholarship opportunities for interested and qualified undergraduate applicants interested in pursuing computer science and information technology and systems degrees. These scholarships provide funding for 17 individual undergraduate students through the National Science Foundation (NSF), Goldman Sachs Gives, and Marist College. Scholarships include full room and board in addition to tuition, provide an unmatched opportunity for students to gain academic and professional preparation to succeed in a variety of exciting and high-demand technology fields.