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6WHATWEREDOINGSincethemid-1980sMaristCollegeandIBMhavehadarobustpartnershipwhenitcomestoinnovationininormationtechnol-ogyandcomputerscience.Tetwohavebeenteamedinajointstudyprogramthatisbenecialorallpartiesinvolved.MaristseesitsstudentsgainvaluableexperienceintheIeldresultinginexposuretomanyopportunitiesasuturemembersotheworkorce.Teproes-sorsareabletoconductresearchinareasthatinterestthemprovidingvaluableinormationnotonlytoIBMbuttocountlessothertechnologycompanies.IBMishappytoprovidethehelpMaristneedstoconducttheirresearchastheinormationtheygainputsthemonestepaheadothecompetition.TeMaristandIBMjointstudypro-gramisoneothedistinctiveeaturesotheSchooloComputerScienceandMathematics.Forthepast13yearsHowardBakeranIBMemployeeandprojectmanagerhasruntheMaristIBMJointStudyProgram.Bakerretiredattheendo2013andnowspendsmuchohistimeworkinginhisvine-yardathisamilyhomeinMarlborowhereheandhiswiehaveraisedtheirthreechildren.AsBakerwastransition-ingintoretirementhewaselectedtotheoceoownCouncilmaninMarlborosohehasnowenteredthepoliticalarena.Inadditionheisenjoyinghisever-growingamilywithsixgrandchil-drenandcounting.WhileBakertendedtohisgrapesandpoliticalcareerthesearchbeganoranewacetomanagetherelationshipbetweenMaristandIBM.GregLaceyalongtimeIBMemployeewasnamedthenewProgramManagerinJanuary.Laceydescribedtheopportunitiesandexposureorthestudentsandacultyengagedintheprogramcitingvariousconerencesacrossthecountryandtheglobe.In2013orexampleseveralstu-dentsandacultywereinvitedtopresenttheirresearchatconerencesinHawaiiandGermany.Treeothelongest-runningprojectshavesettheMaristIBMJointStudyapartashavingimpactandreal-worldapplications.TerstisadigitalarchivesprojectattheFDRLibraryinHydeParkwhichdigitizedthehardcopiesoFDRspersonalpapersdocumentscorrespondenceetc.Mostrecentlytheteamonthisprojectlaunchedavirtualresourceroomanddigitalrepositoryapplicationwhichallowsanyoneintheworldtoeasilyaccessthosedigitaldocu-mentsandmanuscripts.Tesecondprojectisinanalytics.AsmallgroupostudentsandIBMemployeesareworkingonsotwaredeectanalysisprograms.AnalyticsisabigbuzzwordthesedayssaidLacey.Tisgroupishelpingcreateprogramsthatpinpointwherethedeectsoccurinoperatingsystemsotware.Teyreabletolocateanddealwiththedeectsquicklyandeciently.Teyarealsoworkingontheanalyticstopredictthebestmethodologiesordrivingoutdeectsinthesotwarebeoreitscom-mercialized.TegroupworkingonthisprojectpresentedtheirndingsattheEnterpriseComputingCommunityNationalConerenceinJune2014.TethirdhighlightedprojectinthejointstudyprogramistheSotwareDenedNetworkingSDNInnovationLablocatedintheHancockCenter.TeSDNInnovationLabusesstate-o-the-arttechnologiespurchasedwithundingromtheNationalScienceFoundationandtheNewYorkStateundedCenteroExcellenceinCloudComputingandAnalyticsatMaristCollege.In2013IBMandseveralothervendorsbe-gancollaboratingonthisprojecttodoresearchonsotwaredenednetwork-ingwhichisabreakthroughtechnologythatallowsbusinessestomanagetheirdatafowsthroughavirtualnetwork.MariststudentsworkingontheprogramrecentlywroteaGUIGraphicalUserInteracethatallowsnetworkadminis-tratorstomanagetheirnetworksrightromamobiledevice.IanIpersonatwhatevercompanyneedstomakeachangeinanetworktheyrenowabletodoitinrealtimeexplainedLacey.Inthepasttheywouldhavehadtophysi-callymovecablesaroundinthedatacen-ter.Itsgroundbreakingresearch.TetechnologiesbeingresearchedintheMaristIBMjointstudiesprogramareattheorerontotodaystechno-logicalgrowth.Laceycantwaittoseewheretheprogramgoesintheuture.TestudentsacultyandIBMarealreadygettingtoworkontheseantas-tictechnologieshesaid.Itspossiblethattheuturecanleadtomarketableproductsandwhoknowswhatelse.ItsanexcitingtimeorbothMaristCollegeandIBM.GregLaceynamednewmanagerofMaristIBMJointStudybyChristopherReynolds15GregLaceyLnewMaristIBMJointStudyprogrammanagerHowardBakerRretiredMaristIBMJointStudyprogrammanager