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FOXLOGICFall2014Vol.2www.marist.educompscimathMaristCollegeSchoolofComputerScienceMathematics FOXLOGICCONTENTSProessorsmakeanimpactontheschoolandcommunityCutting-edgeTechnologyCenter36NSFstudentsexhibitextraordinaryskillset18143FromtheDean.4WhatWereDoing.Happeningstransitionsandeventsacrosstheschool.8SuccessStories.Ourstudentsaregoingplaces.10WhatWereDoing.Intheclass-roomCSMstudentsgetpracticallearn-ingexperience.12Curriculum.Newprogramso-ernewopportunitiestoincomingstudents.13Curriculum.NewchangesintheCSITSdegreeofernewopportunitiestoincomingstudents.26Alumni.Ourstrongnetworkbuildsbridgesorstudents.32Grants.CSMisaleaderoncampusingrantpartnerships.39LastLook.TheSchooloComputerScienceandMathematicscontinuestoleadinareasotechnologialinnovation.CSMandSpanishstudentsmakeatriptotheDominicanRepubictoworkwithstudentsineconomicallyrepressedareas.SeventeennewstudentsjointheComputerScienceamilyaterbeingawardedprestigiousscholarships. 3FROMTHEDEANAplaceforleadershipandsuccessInthe34yearsIhavebeenatMaristCollegethecollegehasgrowninthenumberostudentsthesizeoitsphysicalplantthequalityoitsstudentsanditsreputationwhichcanallbeattributedtotheleadershipromthecollegespresidentDennisMurraywhohasbeenatthecollegeor35years.Maristhasgoneromaregionalcol-legetoanationallyrecognizedcol-lege.TeSchooloComputerScienceandMathematicshasalsoexperiencedsignifcantgrowthandreputation.InactthisyearisthelargestincomingreshmanandgraduatestudentbodyintheSchoolshistoryaverysignifcantachievementinanationalclimateodecreasingSEMenrollments.MaristalsohasoneothemorebeautiulcampusesinthecountryandsoIhopeyouhaveanopportunitytovisitthecampuswherethenewhomeotheSchooloComputerScienceandMathematicstheEllenHancockechnologyCenteraddssignifcantlytothatbeauty.OurstudentsocourseareextremelysuccessulbothwhileatMaristandatertheygraduate.Ourstudentswhilestillundergraduateshavein-ternedatFacebookAmazonGoogleMicrosotIBMAppleGoldmanSachstonamejustaew.TeyhaveparticipatedinNSF-undedresearchexperiencesatbothMaristandotherinstitutionsincludingUniversityoNorthCarolinaexasAMandtheUniversityoCaliorniaSanBernardino.OurgraduateshavegoneontojobsatIBMMorganStanleyAppleMicrosotUSAAGoldmanSachsorhavegonetograduateschoolsatplaceslikeRPICarnegieMellonColumbiaandWesleyan.Somehaveevenstartedtheirownbusinesses.AndwhatsalsoimpressiveaboutthesestudentsistheirloyaltytoMaristCollege.Whenthesestudentsbecomesuccessulatthesecompaniestheydontorgetwheretheystarted.Teycomebacktothecollegetogivetalksandrecruitourstudents.Inactourmostimportantresourceorgettingourcurrentstudentsjobsandinternshipsisourormerstudents.Tetechnologyavailabletoourstudentsisincrediblerivalingwhatwouldbeavailableatalargeresearch1universitywithoutthelargeclasssizesthegraduateteachingassistantsandacultyteachinghundredsostudents.TeSchoolalsohousestheEnterpriseComputingResearchLabtheSotwareDefnedNetworkingInnovationCentertheInstituteorDataCenterProessionalsandisnowtheNewYorkStateCenteroExcellenceinCloudRogerNortonDeanEditorialDirectorDr.LynLepreDirectorofCorporateOutreachSusanScanlonSchoolofComputerScienceMathematics3399NorthRoadMaristCollegePoughkeepsieNY12601www.marist.educompscimathCoverphotobyCynthiaShuttleton12ComputingandAnalytics.AndspeakingoacultytheSchoolsacultymembersareoutstandingteach-ersandresearcherswhotakeaper-sonalinterestineachotheirstudents.QuotingromtherecenteditionothePrincetonReviewstudentsgushabouttheirproessors.SoreadonfndmoreaboutthegreatworkbeingdoneintheSchooloComputerScienceMathematics.Ihopeyouenjoyourmagazinewhichbythewaywaswrittenbystudents. 4WHATWEREDOINGStudentaendsummercampwithamissionInJune2014ComputerScienceandInormationechnologySystemsstudentscollaboratedwithaSpanishclassoratwoweekservice-learningprojectledbyDr.CarolynMatheusassistantproessoroinormationsys-temsandDr.KevinGauglerassociateproessoroSpanish.TegrouptravelledtoCabareteDominicanRepublictoprovideatechnology-educationsum-mercampattheCentrodeAprendizajeyDesarrolloIntegralCADINalocalschoolwithewresources.Tegoalsothecampweretoprovidejuniorhighandhighschoolstudentswithtechnol-ogy-relatedskillsthattheycoulduseinuturejobsandtohelptheircommunityaswellasprovideamediumorpromot-ingtheCADINschool.othisendcampattendeeswereguidedthroughtheprocessodevelopingawebsiteortheirschoolwww.colegiocadin.com.UsingtheSOLESel-OrganizedLearningEnvironmentmodelcampat-tendeesworkedinsmallgroupsthatro-tatedthroughaseriesoactivitystationsledbytheMariststudents.Inonesta-tionstudentsusedtheRaspberryPianinexpensivecredit-cardsizedcomputertolearnbasicconceptsocomputerscience.Activitiesincludedanintroduc-tiontoprogrammingusingScratchaprogramminglanguageandonlinecom-munityordevelopinginteractivestoriesgamesandanimations.Inanothersta-tionstudentsgeneratedandeditedtextimagesandvideoortheschoolswebsiteusingAndroidXOtabletsmostnota-bleorbeingusedintheOneLaptopPerChildprogramandwereintroducedtoavarietyoeducationalapplicationsandcollaborativesotware.InthenalstationstudentslearnedhowtogenerateandeditwebsitesusingHML.MaristCSISstudentswereafordedtheopportunitytoapplytheirknowl-edgeintheeldgaininghands-onex-periencesettingupalocalareanetworkanddevelopingandimplementingthecampcurriculumoraneconomicallyre-pressedpopulationwithlimitedaccesstotechnologyeducation.TeyalsogainedculturalandhistoricalknowledgeotheDominicanRepublicthroughthisinno-vativeandengagingprogramaswellasthroughtripsthatexploredtheculturalandnaturallandmarksotheDominicanRepublicsnorthcoast.OntheweekendsandintheaternoonsthegroupvisitedaJewishmuseuminSosualearnedhowtosursnorkeledaroundcoralreeswentzip-liningthroughMonkeyJungleandexploredlocalbeachesandcaves.Tisprogramisacurrentlyoferedasa1-creditattachmenttoseveralreshmanandsophomorescoursesandwillbeo-eredonanannualbasis.COMPUTERSCIENCEINFORMATIONTECHNOLOGYANDSPANISHSTUDENTSTRAVELTOTHEDOMINICANREPUBLICANDOFFERTECHNOLOGYSKILLTRAININGTOYOUTHLIVINGINANECONOMICALLYREPRESSEDLOCATIONbyCarolynMatheus ComputerscienceandSpanishstudentshangingoutwiththeownersoalocalcae.FromletCaeownerKyleHeubnerNickWurtzRosemarieMartenscaeownerRobertOHealmCameronMeyer.TheinterdisciplinaryexperienceallowedMariststudentstobroadentheirperspectives.FromletRosemarieMartensAssistantPrincipalDarlenyMedranoKyleHuebnerandVeronicaRodriguez.SpanishstudentVeronicaRodtriguezhelpeddevelopdailycampcurriculumortheXOtabletandRaspberryPi.CampattendeescreatedandeditedphotoandvideoflesortheschoolwebsiteusingXOtablets.MariststudentsworkedwiththecampattendeestodevelopwebsitecontentandeditedHTMLdur-ingdailylabs. 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 7ForthefrsttimeonSundayApril26MaristplayedhosttoajointmeetingotheHudsonRiverandSpuytenDuyvilUndergraduateMathematicsConerences.Tejointconerencewasthe21stmeetingotheHudsonRiverUndergraduateMathematicsConerenceHRUMCandthe9thotheSpuytenDuyvilUndergraduateMathematicsConerenceSDUMC.Bothconerencesarean-nuallyheldatvariouscollegesintheNewYorkareaincludingManhattanCollegeSUNYNewPaltzandVassarCollege.Teocusotheconerencesaretocovermanytopicsromthefeldomathematics.TeHudsonRiverUndergraduateMathematicsConerencewasoundedin1994atSienaCollege.Itisaone-daymathematicsconerenceheldannuallyeachspringsemesteratrotatinginstitu-tionsandattendedbystudentsandac-ultyromvariousuniversitiescollegesandcommunitycollegesinNewYorkandNewEngland.Teconerenceea-turesshorttalksbystudentsandacultyandalongerinvitedaddressbyanotedmathematician.TeSpuytenDuyvilUndergraduateMathematicsConerencewasoundedin2005byManhattanCollegetoprovideanopportunityorundergraduatemathematicsstudentsextendtheirknowledgeomathematicsbyprovidinganon-classroomvenueorstudentsandacultytointeractandenjoyacommoninterestinmathematics.Bothotheconerenceseaturetalksbyhighschoolandcollegeundergraduatesbymajorsandnonmajorsbycollegeacultyandgraduatestudents.Supplementaryactivitieshaveincludedcareerpan-elsamovieanintegrationbeeMathJeopardyandpostersessions.TeeventwascoordinatedbyMaristproessoromathematicsDr.JosephKirtlandaswellasacommitteeoproessorsromMaristincludingDr.MatthewGlomskiDr.ScottFrankandDr.raceyMcGrail.TeyalsohadhelpromindividualsatUnionSkidmoreandManhattancolleges.Teobjectiveotheconerenceistoprovideavenuewhereacultyandstudentscancometogetheranddiscussmathematics.Inadditionitprovidesundergraduateswiththeopportunitytogivetalksonresearchtheyareconductingorworktheyaredoing.Facultycanalsogivetalksbutitmustbeaboutmaterialointeresttoundergraduatesandthatisatanunder-graduatelevel.Avarietyospeakerspresentedattheone-dayconerence.TekeynotespeakerwasDr.LindaJ.S.AllenromexasechUniversitywhogaveatalktitledMathematicalModelingoViralZoonoticInectiousDiseases.Overalltherewere140talkswithover75percentothemgivenbyundergraduates.OthernotablespeakersincludedDr.FrankMorganandotherprominentfguresinthefeldomathematics.MariststudentswhoattendedtheeventbenefttedromthetalksaccordingtoKirtlandTeconerenceintroducesmathematicsmajorstothecommunityomathematiciansintheNortheast.Teymeetotherstudentswithsimilarinter-estsandshareideasaboutmathematicswiththem.Teyarealsointroducedtonewideasandconceptstothestudentsthattheymightnothaveseenintheclassroom.Itmotivatesthemtodomoreinmathematics.Italsopreparesthemorlieatercollege.Teycantalkwithotheracultyaboutgraduateschoolorthejobmarket.Overallthejointconerencewasasuccess.KirtlandagreesWehad347peopleattendtheconerenceandmostcommentedthattheyhadagoodtime.Anytimeyoustudentsinteractingaca-demicallyoutsideotheormalclass-roomenvironmentitisasuccess.MaristhostsundergraduatemathematicsconferencebyDanreccanoli15WHATWEREDOING 8SUCCESSSTORIESStudentsGoingPlacesPerhapseverycollegeandschoolisproudofitsstudentsandrecentgraduatesbutwefeelasifwereallyhavesomethingtobragabout.OurComputerScienceMathematicsstudentsareamongthenestinthecountryandareacceptedintoprestigiousinternshipprogramscompetitivegraduateschoolsandhighlysought-afterjobs.InfacttryingtoselectjustafewtofocusonforthisfeaturewasachallengewhenjustawalkdowntheHancockhallwaysyieldanynumberofexceptionalmenandwomen.Takealookatsomeofwhomweareespeciallyproud.NicoleBender14aSummaCumLaudegraduatehadanincredibleouryearsatMaristCollegeflledwithtravelresearchandasummerinternship.Herpassionisortheinter-acebetweenConservationBiologyandMathematics.BendersfrstresearchexperiencewasinAugust2012whenshetraveledtoHolboxMexicotostudythevulnerablewhalesharksspeciesundertheguidanceoDr.LuisEspinasaanas-sociateproessorobiologyatMaristaspartoabiologyclass.Sheandherteammemberswereresponsibleorcollectingandrecordingaccuratedataregardingthecreaturesgenderbodylengtheedingstylesandbehavioraltendencies.InSeptember2012BenderbecamearesearchassistantorDr.ScottFrankanassociateproessoromathematicsatMaristCollege.Fortheollowingtwoyearstheyinvestigatedthelocalizationobluewhalesanendangeredspeciesbasedontheirvocalizations.TevocalizationswererecordedonoceanbottomseismometerslocatedeastoNewZealand.WorkingonthesetworesearchprojectsqualifedhertobeaninternortheResearchExperienceorUndergraduatesattheNationalInstituteorMathematicalandBiologicalSynthesisinKnoxvilleennesseeorthesummero2013.TereBenderworkedonaprojectentitledAutomaticDetectionoRareBirdSpecies.Sheandhercollaboratorscreatedauser-riendlycomputerprogramwhichtakesinasoundfletheyrecordedinthefeldanddetermineswhetherornotavocalizationotheirtargetbirdspeciesthePrairieWarblerexistswithinit.Aterparticipatinginthesethreeexcitingresearchexperienc-esandpresentingatfveconerencesatlocalnationalandin-ternationallevelsBenderisecstatictobeginworkingtowardsherPh.D.inSUNYStonyBrooksEcologyandEvolutiondepartment.ShewillbeworkinginDr.HeatherLynchslabwhichocusesonQuantitativeEcologyprimarilyontheAntarcticPeninsula.HerfrstresearchtriptoAntarcticaisthiscomingwinter.BendersaidsheisextremelygrateulorallotheinvaluableopportunitiesMaristCollegehasprovidedandthatshecannotwaitorallothethrillingexperiencesgraduateschoolatStonyBrookwillgranther. 9Emmaalis17spenteightweeksduringthesummero2014attheUniversityoNebraska-Lincolnparticipatinginamath-ematicsResearchOpportunityorUndergraduatesREUwhichwasundedbytheNationalScienceFoundation.ShewasencouragedtoapplytomultipleREUprogramsbyoneohermathproessorsatMaristDr.MatthewGlomski.ShedidnotexpecttobeacceptedbytoREUbecausetypicallytheseopportunitiesarereservedonlyorupperclassmen.Howeverbecauseoherpastmathematicscourseworkandrecommen-dationlettersromMaristproessorsshewasacceptedtotheprogramatUNL.ShesaidWithexcitementIpackedmybagsandfewtoLincolnNebraskaatthebeginningoJune.Herresearchteamconsistedovemathundergradu-atestudentsromacrossthecountryhailingromotherprestigiousschoolsinNewYorkIdahoIowaVirginiaandMassachusetts.ShesaidtheiradvisorsDrs.GlennLedderandYuGinromUNLwereantasticmentorsandmadeallthegroupmemberscomortableinthenewenvironmentomathresearch.OurprojectsocuswasmathematicalmodelingobiologicalsystemsusingdierentialequationsandournalworkwastitledTeEectoPreyDispersalonawo-PatchPredator-PreySystemshesaid.Teexperiencewasmyrsttasteomathresearchanditgavemetheopportunitytolookatdierentareasandapplicationsomathematics.IamextremelygrateultoDr.GlomskiwhopushedmeinmyadvancedcourseworkandconvincedmetoapplytotheREUandmyadvisorsatUNLwhotookachanceonastudentwhohadonlynishedherreshmanyear.Shesaidshecouldnothaveaskedoramorerewardingsum-merexperienceoramorebenecialrstyearatMarist.Tisentireexperiencereinorcesmydecisionthatthemathdepart-mentatMarististherightplaceormeshesaid.IamsogladthatIwasabletoormsuchtightbondswithinthedepartmentduringmyrstyear.Myproessorsareenablingmetoenvi-siongoalsthatIhadneverdreamedoandarehelpingmetoachievethem.IcannotwaittoseewheremystudiesatMaristwillleadmeandwhatkindomathresearchIwilldointheuture. 10ZackMeath15hadawonderulopportunityasareshmantoworkalongwithseveralotherMariststudentswiththeMaristIBMJointstudyduringmyrstsummerocol-lege.TestudentsinhisgroupwereaskedtowriteaproooconceptapplicationwithacompanycalledADVAopticalnetworking.Teapplicationisdesignedtodynamicallyre-allocatebandwidthbasedontheneedsothenetwork.Oncethesummerwasoverhecontinuedtoworkthereduringthesemester.HisgroupnishedtheapplicationinSeptemberandaterthattheypresentedtheirworktomanyoADVAsclientstoshowthemwhattheuturemaylooklike.HisteamtooktripstoNewYorkCityorontoandevenGermanytopresenttheworktheyhaddone.Tesetripswereaantasticopportunityorustomeetpeoplewhoworkintheindustryhesaid.AterhearingabouttheworkthatheandhisteamhadaccomplishedGoldmanSachsoeredhimaninternshiportheollowingsummer.AtGoldmanhewasplacedonthenetworkengineeringteam.Duringthecourseotheintern-shipIcompletedaprojectthathelpedmyteamautomatetheirrewallshesaid.TecodethatIwrotewillbeputintoproductionshortly.Hesayshewasortunatetohavebothotheseopportuni-tiesastheyweregreatexperiences.InthethejointstudyIwasworkinginaresearchrolewherewhatIwasdoingwasairlyexperimentalwhileatGoldmanmyworkhadtobemoreunctionalandrobustbecauseitwasgoingtobeusedbythecompanyortheirlivenetworkhesaid.Bothotheseexperienceshavetaughtmealotabouttechnologybutalsohowtheindustryworks.MaryMiller16isarisingjuniorworkingtowardacom-putersciencemajorwithmathematicsminor.Shecompletedaninternshipthesummero2014withGoldmanSachsinJerseyCity.GoldmanSachsisrecognizedasoneothelead-inginvestmentrmsintheworld.GoldmanSachsIisalsorecognizedasextremelywellrespectedinthecomputereld.DuringMillersinternshipshewasabletolearnmanynewskillsromanewcodingstyletohavingadeeperunderstand-ingornetworks.AccordingtoMillerwonderulandhelpulemployeesoGoldmanSachssurroundedherduringthe10-weekinternship.Millerhasbeenoeredanotherinternshiporsummero2015thatshehasaccepted.MillersrstinternshipwaswiththeMaristIBMjointStudystartinginthesummero2013continuingthroughhersopho-moreyear.Troughthattimeshewasapartoateamthatcre-atedanapplicationcalledADVAlancheincollaborationwithADVAOpticalNetworking.ADVAlancheisanautomatedtoolthatprovisionsanopticalnetworkduetospecictriggersi.e.schedulingspikeinCPUusageetc..TeapplicationwaspresentedatmanyconerencesincludingtheADVAsympo-siumandtheSDNOpenfowWorldCongressinFrankurtGermany. 11DevinYoung15isstudyingorherbachelorsdegreeincomputerscience.SheiscurrentlyworkingatAmazonasaSotwareDevelopmentEngineerintern.Tehandsonexpe-rienceshehasgainedwhileworkingatAmazonhasproveninvaluabletoherandhasservedtoroundouthercoursestudyatMarist.DuringYoungssummerwithAmazonshehadtheoppor-tunitytoworkonanapplicationwhichimprovedthemetricsgeneratedbyusersotheirgrowingAppStore.TeapplicationshedevelopeddramaticallyreducedthetimeittookperormaninquirypertainingtocustomerusageintheirAppStore.AtAmazonYoungworkedonasmalltwopizzateamwithabreadthoengineerswhosetenurewiththecompanyrangedromaewmonthsupto15years.Itwasgreatworkinginsuchaastpacedenvironmentandgettingtohaveexperiencedengineersromsomanywalksolierighttherewillingtohelpwithanyquestionsabuddingsotwaredevelopercouldcomeupwith.WhenconsideringthemostdifcultpartoherinternshipYoungimmediatelyrespondedMycodereviewsTereviewprocessatAmazonwasdenitelygruelingandtheirstandardsorcodethatcanbecheckedintotheirrepositoryisextremelyhigh.IlearnedsomuchinthethreemonthsthatIwaswiththemjustromhavingsomanyreallyexperiencedengineerswalkthroughmycodeandprovideeedback.ItwascertainlypainulattimesbutanexperienceIwouldntgiveuporanything.TemostsurprisingpartoYoungsinternshipwithAmazonwasthatasaninternIhadaccesstotheirentirecodebaseandhadtheopportunitytolookatallothesourcecodebe-hindthevastarrayoservicestheyprovide.YoungsaidohertimewiththecompanythatworkingwiththemwasagreatexperienceandgavemeareallieviewintotheupsanddownsobeingaSotwareDevelopmentEngineer.SheiscurrentlynishingupherinternshipwithAmazonandontheroadtolearningishewillreceiveanoertoreturntothecompanyulltimeintheirNewYorkofce.YoungspenttheyearleadinguptointerningatAmazonwork-ingonsotwaredenednetworkingprojectswiththeMaristIBMjointstudy.Shehadtheopportunitytoworkwithseveralnetworkingvendorsandtheopensourcecommunitytodevelopsotwareintendedtoincreaseandorextendtheunctionalityotheirproducts.Youngparticipatedinrequentdemosotheworkdonebyherandherteam.Wetookourshowontheroadalotdoingpre-sentationsinlocationsincludingNYCorontoandGermany.Germany.ItwasdenitelyintimidatinggivingpresentationstoexperiencedengineersandVPsasastudentbutIgottoacethatearandbegintoovercomeitasamemberothejointstudy.TeworkIdidwiththemwasinstrumentalinsettingmysotwaredevelopmentoundations.AtergraduationYoungplanstobeginhercareerasaSotwareDevelopmentEngineerinNewYorkCity.IhaveaprettybigamilymostlycenteredinNewYorkandIcouldntimaginestartingmycareerwithouttheirloveandsupportnearby. 12Iyouaskabusinessownertolistsomeothemostimportantskillstheyarelookingorinutureem-ployeesthewordanalyticswouldcomeupmoreotenthannot.Businessanalyt-icsisoneothemostcrucialaspectsintodaysmarketwhenitcomestooverallsuccess.Whileanalyticsisabroadeldittendstoocusonpredictionsthathelpbusinessessuccessullymarkettheirproductsandservices.Usingpredictiveanalyticsbusinessownerscanbetterun-derstandanythingromwhattimetargetaudiencesarewatchingtelevisiontowhatsectionoastoretheyshouldplacetheirproducts.Teproblemwithana-lyticsisthatcurrentemployeesdonothavetheknowledgebasetoeectivelymanipulateandutilizetheenormousquantityodatacurrentlyavailable.omeetthisneedMaristrecentlyannouncedthattheyarenowoeringanAdvancedCerticateinBusinessAnalytics.Tecerticateconsistsocoursesgearedtowardeducatingbusi-nessownersandtheiremployeesabouttheuseulnessoanalyticsaswellashowtoconducttheresearchinordertobenettheirbusiness.Maristhasalreadybeenoeringcours-espertainingtobusinessanalyticsandmarketresearchorclosetoadecadebutithasjustrecentlybecomeobviousthatmanylocalbusinessesstilllacktheabilitytoproperlyconductandusetheirresearch.ProessorEitelLauriaamem-berotheMaristacultywhoisheavilyinvolvedinthenewcerticatesaysthattheclassesoeredwillhelpbusinesspeoplegrowtheircompaniesthroughtheeld.TereisobviouslysometechnicalstutaughtintheclassesexplainedLauria.Butthiscerticateisgearedtowardsmenandwomenwhoarealreadyinthebusinessworldandarelookingtouseresearchandanalyticsortheircompanies.Lauriawhojoinedtheacultyin2002reormattedseveralcoursesovertheyearstobegearedmoretowardbusi-nesspeople.Itwasaround2005whenitbecameclearthatmanypeopletakingthecourseswereinvolvedinthegraduatecurriculumandsimplylookingtogainmoreknowledgeonthebusinessworldespeciallyintheeldsoanalyticsanddatamanagement.Lauriadecidedacer-ticateocusingontheseaspectswouldbepopularanduseulacrossalldisci-plineswithintheMaristcommunity.TereareourcoursesintheAdvancedCerticateorBusinessAnalyticsallowhichcanbetakenonlineandattheleisureothestudent.DataManagementocusesoncriticalissuesinmanagingdatasetsandunderstandingrelationaldatabasedesignandqueriesaswellastheimportanceodatacollectionanddataquality.IntroductiontoDataAnalysisComputationalStatisticsisanintroductiontotechniquesorcom-putationaldataanalysisusingavarietyotoolsincludingSPSSSPSSModelerandR.DecisionSupportSystemscovershowtoextractconclusionsromrawdataandhowtomakedecisionsoryourbusi-nessbasedonsaiddata.DataMiningPredictiveAnalyticsprovidesthestudentwithin-depthknowledgeodataminingextractinghiddenpatternsinthedataandapplyingthatknowledgetorealworldsituations.Uponcompletionothecerticatestudentswillhaveadeepunderstandingotheworldoanalyticsandwillbeabletousetheirknowledgetothebenetotheiremployersorpersonalbusinesses.Tecoursesrequirenobackgroundincomputerscienceortechnologymakingiteasyorgraduatelevelstudentsromalldisciplinestogainimportantknowl-edgeaboutbusinessanalytics.Lauriaisarmbelieverintheimportanceothesecoursesorworking-peopleoallkinds.Everybusinessoutthereneedspeoplewiththeskillstodeduceimpor-tantconclusionsbasedonrawdatasaidLauria.Retailersneedittosegmenttheirmarkets.Politiciansneedittochangetheirmediaaddressesindierentregions.Netfixneedsittosuggestnewtelevisionshowstotheircustomers.Teusesareendless.NewadvancedbusinessanalyticsprogramlaunchedbyChristopherReynolds15CURRICULUM 13CURRICULUMMaristCollegeispreparingtoimplementanewcurricu-lumorstudentsinterestedintheeldogamedesign.TenewmajorandminorprogramwillbeacollaborationbetweentheComputerScienceDepartmentandtheMediaArtsDepartmentbothowhichcurrentlyofertheirownconcentrationsthatwillcontinuetobeavailablealongsidethisnewmajorwhichisexpectedtobeo-eredinFall2015.TeprojectstartedwithmarketresearchdataromEduventurewhichsuggestedthereareopportunitiesintheareaogamesandemergingmedia.Fromthereittookmorethantwoyearsodevelopmentandinterdisciplin-aryconsultationtoormalizewhattheComputerScienceDepartmentandtheMediaArtsDepartmenthadalreadybeendoinginormallyor10yearssaidassociateproessorocomputerscienceRonColeman.AssistantproessoromediaartsKarenSchrierhashighhopesorthenewcur-riculumTemainreasonwecreatedthisdegreeistobetterservestudentsthatareinterestedinlearningaboutgames.Testudentsarereallyexcitedaboutthenewmajorbuttheyarestillabletojustconcentrateingamesinei-therComputerScienceorMediaStudiesandProductionitheywish.Coursesinthenewmajorwillin-cludeaoundationingamedesignanddevelopmentincludingintrotogamesbusinessogamesintroductiontoprogramminganddigitaltoolbox.StudentswillocusononeotwotrackseitherGameechnicalDevelopmentandProgrammingorGameDesignWritingandCulture.Tedevelopmentsideocusesoncomputationalthink-ingalgorithmsdatastructuresphysicsandmathematicalsimulationsasRonColemanexplained.Tedesignsideocusesonthegameplayandelementsothegamethewritingandnarrativeele-mentsgameproductionandthehistori-calculturalethicalandsocialaspectsogaming.Tenewconcentrationisverydi-erentromcurrentoferingsintheComputerScienceorMediaDesignmajors.Studentswillberequiredtotakecoursesacrossthebreadthoboththetechnicalandnon-technicalaspectsogamedesign.Alsostudentswillhavetoworkwithotherstudentswhomightnotberomtheirparticularareaoocuswhichisamodelotherealworldogameproduction.Tehopeisthatthismajorwillmimicthecollaborativepracticesintheeldtodaygivingstudentstheopportunitytoworktogethertocreategamesandothermediabutalsospecializeindevelopingspecicskillssuchasprogrammingdesignorproduction.AccordingtoColemanTisnewinterdisciplinarydegreewillhelpstudentsbemoreattrac-tivetoemployerssinceintheindustryeveryonehastoworkwithothersandinteamstobesuccessul.Gettingthatpracticeandurthermorehavingaport-oliotodemonstrateitisinvaluable.Schriersaidmanystudentsareveryexcitedorthisnewmajorprogramandaregladtobeabletobeapartoamorecomprehensiveandcollaborativedegreethatwillgivethemarealsenseohowtheywillworkintherealworld.TeyhavebeenaskingorthisoryearsTeyaresuperexcitedaboutitandeventhoughsomearegraduatingandwillmissbeingabletomajorinittheyaretellingtheirhighschoolriendswhoareconsideringMarist.NewdegreeapprovedingamesandemergingmediabyDanreccanoli15Dr.KarenSchrierDr.RonColeman 14ProfessorsmakeanimpactTheseteachersspendcountlesshoursintheclassroomeducatingsomeofMaristCollegesbrightestyoungminds.Theirofficehoursaretypicallyfilledwithengagingdiscussionswithcuriousstudentsattemptingtopicktheirbrainsforinsightintoadifficultequation.Meanwhiletheyspendconsiderabletimecontributingtoknowledgegenerationthroughtheircomplexresearchwork.ThetalentedfacultyoftheSchoolofComputerScienceandMathematicstakesgreatprideintheirworkinandoutsidetheclassroomandthesuccessgraduatesoftheschoolhavehadintheprofessionalworldspeaksvolumesoftheirdedicationtotheirrolesasteachersinanever-expandingfield.Dr.MathewGlomskibyGarrinMarchet14 15Dr.MahewGlomskiMathemacsFiveyearsagothreestudentsapproachedtheirdiferentialequationsproessorDr.MatthewGlomskitoaskihewouldhelpthemapplyoraspotinaResearchExperiencesorUndergraduatesREUprogramanationalresearchprogramorcollegestudents.StudentsselectedortheseprogramsspendthesummeratsomeothemostprestigiousscienceandmathematicsuniversitiesinthecountryandneverbeorehadanyMariststudentsbeenselected.Tesethreewererock-starstudentssoIsaidYeahletsdoitGlomskisaid.Eversincethenitstakenof.MaristhasseenasteadynumberoacceptancestoREUpro-gramsnationwidewiththemostcomingtwoyearsagowhenvestudentswereselected.MariststudentshaveattendedprogramsatschoolssuchasexasAMtheUniversityoNebraskaandtheUniversityoennessee.Glomskihasservedasamentortoanumberothesestudents.Hespecializesinmathematicalepidemiologyspecicallyusingdiferentialequationstostudypatternsodisease.Heuseshisbackgroundtointroducestudentstoindependentresearchwhichhelpsthemdecideithestudyomathematicsmightbeaviablecareerchoiceorthem.TisworkalsostrengthensstudentsapplicationsoranREU.TenREUsgivestudentstheopportunitytodoworkthattheyotherwisewaituntilgraduateschooltodoaccordingtoGlomski.Teydoeightsolidweeksoresearchwithauniversitysome-whereelseandthentheycomebackheretoMaristandtheypickupwheretheyletofGlomskisaid.Itsgreatbecausestudentsendupwithaprojectthattheycanusetoapplytograduateschoolswith.GiventheactthatMariststudentshavehadanumberostu-dentsacceptedorhighlycompetitiveprogramsthereareonlyabout400studentsacceptednationwideeachyeartheREUshavenoticedtheschoolsworkandhasbeenimpressedwithhowproessorslikeGlomskiworksidebysidewithstudentstoachievearesult.ItsthekindothingthatMaristisuniquelypositionedtooferGlomskisaid.Inasmalldepartmentlikemathwecangivestudentsatremendousamountosupportandguidanceinorderorthemtobesuccessul.Dr.ScoFrankMathemacsDr.ScottFrankhasastronginterestinhowsoundtravelsthroughwaterwaves.HisinterestinthesubjectemergedwhilestudyingorhisdoctorateatRensselaerPolytechnicInstitute.IhavebeeninterestedinwavepropagationorawhilenowFranksaid.AprojectIamworkingonrightnowworksonaccousticwavepropogationinunderwaterenvironmentswithelasticboundaries.Teworkonthisprojecthasseveralpracticalandimportantapplications.Hisresultscouldbeappliedtotrackingmarineanimalsinarticenvironmentsbeusedorseismicsourceloca-tionorbeusedorcomprehensivetestbandtreatymonitoring.Frankusescomputercodesthatsolvethediferentialequa-Dr.JosephKirtlandDr.ScoFrank 16tionsthatgoalongwithtwotypesopropagationsandthengooutandpredictwhathappensuptoathousandkilometersaway.Aninterestingresultoourcurrentresearchisthatwehaveusedourparabolicequationsolutionspredictthepropo-gationoearthquakesignalsthroughtheoceanFranksaid.Tishaspracticalapplicationsortestbandtreatymonitoring.Collaboratingwithotherstondthesolutiontothisprob-lemgivesFranksatisactioninhiswork.Healsosaidhighpointsohisworkorhimcomewheneverheorhiscolleaguesachieveanytypeoresult.Frankhasco-authoredvediferentpublishedpaperssince2004andcontinuestoproduceworktowarduturepublications.EverytimethatwegetanykindoresultthatwecanpublishapaperoutoitisrewardingFranksaid.Tatsarealhigh-lightotheworktoseethatitsactuallyworking.Dr.JosephKirtlandMathemacsInadditiontoteachingandgradinghisstudentsintheclass-roomDr.JosephKirtlandhasbeenbusywithseveralotherprojectsohisownthatocusonhisareaoexpertisenitegrouptheory.Hisbiggestprojectmaybeabookthathehasbeenwork-ingonthatocusesonnormalsubgroupcomplementationingroupsstudyingconditionsorwhenagroupcanbewrittenasaproductospecicsubgroupsorwhenagroupcanbemadeuposmallsubgroups.ounderstandnumbersyouhavetounderstandprimeactorization.ImbasicallydoingthattypeoresearchonthesespecicgroupsKirtlandsaid.Iyoucanwritethegroupasaproductosmallerthingsthenbystudyingthesesmallerthingsyougettounderstandtheobjectothebiggerthings.Ittheresearchissortolikeadecompositiontypeothing.Kirtlandsaidthathedevelopedaninterestinthistopicbecausehisadvisoringraduateschoolhaddoneresearchoninseparablegroupswhicharegroupsthatcantbewrittenasaproductosmallersubgroups.Teactthatnotmanyohispeershaveworkedonthistopicalsointrigueshim.WhatmakesmathematicsoranyotherkindoacademicresearchunItsexploringsomethingthatnoonehasreallylookedatbeoreKirtlandsaid.Goodresearcherswhentheyinvestigateatopicactuallycreatemorequestionsthantheyanswer.Dr.AlanLabouseurComputerScienceManypeopleseeroadsasjustwaystotravelandtheInternetasawaytondtheanswertotoughquestions.ButwhenDr.AlanLabouseurlooksatthesetwothingshejustseesgraphs.WearesurroundedbygraphsinoureverydaylieLabouseursays.SometimesIseegraphswithingraphs.Graphdatabasesaresotwareprogramsthatorganizespecicdatalikeamathematicalgraphoverticesandedges.Somegraphdatabasesareabletomanageevolvinggraphsthatchangeallthetimebytakingsnapshotsothesegraphsastheychange.TinkoweeklysnapshotsoFacebookorLinkedInorexample.TesearecalleddynamicgraphdatabasesandAlanhasbeenstudyingthemoraewyears.Recentlyhehasbeenstudyinganewvariantothesecalleddistributeddynamicgraphdatabases.Beingdistributedmeansthatthedatabaseisreallyacol-lectionocooperatingsotwarerunningonmanycomputersconnectedbyanetworkLabouseursaid.Labouseurdesirestoseeincreasedemphasisongraph-centricdatamanagementaddingtotraditionaltoolssuchasrelationaldatabasesmachinelearningandparallelcomputing.GraphdatabasesaresubstantiallydiferentromtodaysbigdataapproachesLabouseursaid.Mygoalistoapplythisgraph-centricapproachtoseveralotheseareas.Itsgoingtobeexciting.Dr.CarolynMatheusComputerScienceTispastJuneagroupocomputerssciencestudentsteamedupwithMariststudentsstudyingSpanishoratwo-weekstudy-abroadprogramthathadthemnotonlyseeingsightsotheDominicanRepublicbutalsoputtingthelessonstheylearnedintheclassroomtothetest.TegrouptraveledtotheCentrodeAprendizajeyDesarrolloaschoolwithlimitedresourceslocatedinthesmallvillageoCabarete.TeMariststudentsorganizedandledatechnology-educationsummercampprovidingbothmiddleschoolandhighschoolstudentswithuseultechnologyskillsthattheyhadneverthoughtaboutbeore.Dr.CarolynMatheusservedasco-advisororthegroupalongwithMaristSpanishproessorDr.KevinGaugler.Manydiferentactorsplayedintoherdecisiontostartthistypeoprogram.Ihavebeenincreasinglyinterestedindevelopingastudy-abroadexperienceorourundergraduatestudentsbecausetheyhaveneverhadonethroughourdepartmentMatheussaid.Iamalsointerestedintechnologyeducationorlowerschoolsespeciallythoseromunderprivilegedbackgrounds.Dr.AlanLabouseur 17TelatterreasonaccordingtoMatheusmadethisservice-learningcollaborationbetweentheCSstudentsandtheSpanishstudentsideal.AttendeesatthecampwereintroducedtoHMLcodingtaughttheimportanceoastrongwebsiteandwereevengiveRaspberryPisandAndroidXOtabletstoworkontheirnalprojectscreatingawebsiteortheirschool.Computersciencestudentsgainedhands-onexperienceset-tingupalocalareanetworkandprovidingtechnologyeduca-tiontoaneconomicallyrepressedpopulationMatheussaid.Spanishstudentsgainedreal-worldexperienceascurriculumdevelopersandinterlocutorsbetweentheteamoComputerSciencestudentsandcampattendees.Matheussaidshewantsthiscollaborationtooccuryearlywithstudentshopeullyworkingatadierentschooleachyear.MariststudentswereaordedtheopportunitytoapplytheirknowledgeintheeldwhilegivingbacktoanunderprivilegedcommunitywithlimitedaccesstotechnologyeducationMatheussaid.Tiswasatremendouslyrewardingexperienceoreveryoneinvolved.Dr.EitelLauriaInformaonTechnologySystemsForsomeproessorsassessingwhetherornotastudentun-derstandsthematerialtheyareteachingcanhappenwhenitstoolatetosavethestudentromailingthecourse.DetectingacademicriskinstudentscanbeachallengingtaskbutDr.EitelLauriahasbecomeanexpertonthesubjecteversincehebeganapplyinghisbackgroundinanalyticstotheworldoeducation.In2011LauriawasapproachedbyJoshBaronsenioracademictechnologyofceratMarist.Baronhadtheideatodevelopaprogramthatcoulddetectearlysignsoacademicriskinstudentsaproblemincollegesanduniversitiesacrossthecountry.WhenyoutakethestatisticsasawholethenumbersarereallyquiterighteningLauriasaid.InitialresearchhadbeenconductedpreviouslyatPurdueUniversitybutwewantedtodomore.UsingMaristasatestschoolLauriaandhisteamostudentsdevelopedpredictivemodelsostudentsatacademicrisk.TentheyshitedtheirocusoutwestpartneringwithtwolargecommunitycollegesinCaliorniaCollegeotheRedwoodsandCerritosCollegeaswellastwohistoricallyblackuni-versitiesSavannahStateandNorthCarolinaAStateUniversity.Tegoalsothisprojectincludedthecreationoanearlyalertsystemtopredictstudentsatriskopoorperormanceduringtheinitialweeksoacourseollowedbythedeploy-mentoaninterventiontohelpthestudentsucceed.UsingtheSakaiLearningManagementsystemalongwithvariouspro-prietaryandopensourceanalyticstoolstheteamgatheredhis-toricdemographicandSakaicoursedataandputitthroughapredictivemodeltoapplyascore.Tisenabledthemtoidentiytheatriskstudentandintervene.Teinterventionsincludedearlyacademicalertsandeedbackromtheinstructor.JoshBarontooktheleadershiproleonthepilotprojectwiththepartnerschoolsandErikMoodyanassistantproessorintheSchooloSocialandBehavioralSciencestooktheleadonDr.CarolynMatheusDr.EitelLauriaanalyzingtheinterventions.AnalyticshitthebusinessworldrstbutnowithasmovedtootherareasLauriasaid.Administratorsandacultyatuniversitiesarereallyinterestedinseeingthisinormation.Tereishugeopportunityorgrowthintheuture. 18 19TenstudentsintheSchoolofComputerScienceMathematicsgraduatereadytousetheireducationsinabroadrangeofpost-collegiateexperiencesbykevinlernertheycameromasarasLosAngelesHonoluluorevenKenyaandasnearbyasNewburghN.Y.Andwhiletheirgeographicvarietywasimpressivethebreadthocareerstheyareabouttopursueisevenmoreso.TeyarethefrsttengraduatesromMaristwhocompletedtheirstudieswiththeaidoscholarshipsundedbytheNationalScienceFoundation.WhenFoxLogiclastcheckedinonthemtheywerebegin-ningtheirjunioryear.InMay2014theygraduatedleavingbehindanimpressivelegacyandlookingorwardtoboundlessopportunity.SFScholarsSetOffoMakeTheirMarksSFScholarsSetOffoMakeTheirMarks 20DeRonBillupsMajorInformaonTechnologyUpnextFilmschoolinLosAngelesDeRonBillupscametoMaristromLosAngelesandatergraduationhellbeheadingbacktheretoaddalittlebitmoreartistrytohiscommandotechnology.LAholdsaspecialappealorhimsincehehasalwayswantedtoworkintheentertainmentindustrybuthistimeatMaristhasallowedhimtogetadiferentperspectiveonthings.Peopleromdifer-entgeographicareasthinkdiferentlyhesaid.ButhesayshisdreamjobhasbeentobecomearecordproducerandhehopestoputtheinormationtechnologyeducationhegotatMaristtouseindevelopingnewsotwaresystemsthathelpputthepoweroproessionalmusicproductionbackintothehandsomusicians.GarreSutclieMajorComputerScienceUpnextDevelopinghisowncomputergamesGarrettSutclifemayhavetraveledtheshortestdistanceoanyotheNSFscholarshipstudentswhenhecametoMaristhishomeisinNewburghN.Y.notmuchmorethanahalhourdriveromcampusbutithingsgohiswayhemaytravelthearthestaway.TokeephismindbusyhehasbeenlearningJapaneseonthesideandhopesonedaythathemightgotoJapantoworkwiththeseminalvideogamedevelopersthere.Buthesayshewouldbejustashappyworkingonhisowntodevelopvideogamesandwantstohavehisowngamedevel-opmentcompanysomeday.Hehasbeenworkingonaside-scrollingactiongamelateatnightdoingthemusicgraphicdesignandcodingallbyhimsel.EventuallyhesaidIwanttomakesomethingthatwillkeepeveryoneentertainedandkeepmyselentertainedtoo. 21StuBhaMajorM.S.InformaonSystems5yearMinorsInformaonSystemsandBusinessUpnextFive-yearMastersprograminInformaonSystemsUpongraduatingwithherBachelorsDegreeinMayStutiBhattcontinuedtopursueaMastersdegreethroughMarists45yearprogramWhiletypicallystudentsinthisprogramgraduateinMaytheyearatergraduationBhattwillbegraduatinginDecember.SaysBhattIcannotthanktheacultyandDeanNortonenoughortheguidancesupportandencouragementtheyhaveprovided.ItisbecauseotheNSFprogramandtheireortsIamnanciallyindependenttodayhadtheopportunitytostudyabroadinLondonorasemesterwasabletoconcentrateonstudiesandreceiveanExcellenceAwardorISandwasabletointernoraFortune500company.MarkLoganMajorComputerScienceUpnextStarngagamecompanywithfriendsMarkLogansaveduphisinternshipmoneyoverthelastcoupleoyearsalreadythinkingaheadtograduationandknow-ingthathemighthavetosel-nancehisdreamjobstartinghisownvideogamecompany.Hesayshehasseveralmonthswortholivingexpensesinthebankbutacknowledgesthepossibleshortcomingsohisplan.Idhavetoliveprettypoor-lyhesaid.Ortakeonaull-timejob.Buthelikestheideaohavingthereedomthatrunninghisowncompanywouldgivehimandeelscondentthathisgamearole-playingadventuregamecouldbethenextonetotakeo.Andmaybethatideaosel-determinationinfuencedthegamedesigntoo.Hisgamearchitecturehesaidhaslotsoreedom.MorganMachutaMajorInformaonSystemsUpnextITProjectManageratVerizoninAshburnVirginiaMorganMachutaknewshelikedtechnologybeoresheevercametoMaristbutitwasinhercourseworkthatsheoundthepathorhercareer.IhadtakenaprojectmanagementcourselastsemestershesaidandIoundthatIreallylikedit.Tatexperienceledhertoseekjobsthatwouldallowhertostepoutsideapurelytechnologicalroleandengageinmanage-mentpresentationsanddealingwithclients.ShelandedjustsuchajobwithVerizonattheiracilityintheVirginiasuburbsoWashingtonD.C.AndwhileshesexcitedtobestartingasaprojectmanagerrightoutocollegetheressomethingelseaboutthepositionthatsheoundattractiveImreallyexcitedaboutlivinginD.C.shesaid. 22JulioCabreraMajorComputerScienceUpnextBitcoinMachineStart-upJulioCabreratoldriendsandacultyhewouldbedoinghisownthingatergradu-ationandhereportsthatheisdoingjustthat.AriendEmilioandIlaunchedastart-uphesaid.WeoperatebitcoinAMsanditsbeensuccessulsoar.NotonlydidweestablishtherstbitcoinmachineinNewYorkbackinJunewewerealsotherstinManhattanlastweek.WehadalotopressTeNewYorkimesTeWallStreetJournalechcrunchGoodDayNewYorkimeMoneyMagazine--younameit.CabrerawasalsointerviewedbyFoxnewsandAlJazeera.Hehasbusinesseslinedupthatwantourmachineintheirstoreslocatedinseveralnortheaststates.Currentlyheisseekinginvestorstoassistinthebitcoinmachineplacements.JusnSvegliatoMajorComputerScienceandPhilosophyminorinmathemacsUpnextNetworksowareengineeratGoldmanSachsJustinSvegliatowhograduatedasMarists2014valedictorianactuallyplannedtotakeamonthofatercommencementtotraveltoGrenada.Buthehashadhispost-collegiatejoblinedupsincethesummeraterhisjunioryearwhenheworkedasaninternatthenancialrmGoldmanSachs.Tecompanyoferedhimajobaterhegraduatedandhetookthenuponit.Svegliatowillbeanetworksotwareengineeratthermajobhesaysthatisabout70presentationsandmeetingsandheknowsthathigh-levelsotwareengineerscantbethestereo-typicalcoderwhokeepshisheadbehindamonitorallday.HisMaristeducationhelpedhimwithhispeopleskillshesaid.Iwritealot.Ipresentalothesaidabouthiscoursework.Itmademethesortowell-roundedpersonwhowouldsucceedinthesejobs.JasonWongMajorComputerScienceUpnextWebdevelopmentforRenaissanceTechnologiesEveryMaristundergraduatehastouchedsomethingthatJasonWongcreated.WongwhocametoMaristromHonolulusaysthatheoweshisMaristeducationandtheconnectionshemadehereorthenextstepinhiscareer.OntheonehanditwasthroughaMaristalumworkingathisnewemployerRenaissanceechnologiesthatheheardotheposition.Butontheotherhanditwasthetremendousleveloextra-curricularopportunitiesthatMaristprovidedhimthathewasabletohonehisskillsinwebdevelopmentandreallybenettheMaristcommunity.HewaspartotheteamthatbuilttheMaristmobilewebsite.Andasithatwasntenoughhealsorevampedtheroomselectionprocessoron-campushousingandmovedthewholesystemonline.Withthatsortoexperi-enceatransitionintotherealworldshouldbeasseamlessaschoosingaroomornextyearisorMariststudentsnow. 23GabrielaRosalesMajorComputerScienceUpnextTechnologymanagementtransionalpro-gramatConEdisonGabrielaRosalesisnotaraidtodevotetimetogettingwhatshewants.InordertolandhernewpositioninatransitionalprogramthattrainsrecentcollegegraduatesintechnologyandmanagementatConEdisontheNewYorkCityutilitycom-panyRosaleshadtoendureagruelingour-hourinterview.Shedidntknowgoinginthatitwouldtakethatlongbutthelongeritwentonthemoreconfdentshebecame.HerMaristeducationgaveherwhatsheneededtobeconfdenttoo.Apartromallthetechnicalskillsitprovidedmewiththepeopleskillsortheinterviewshesaid.Ocoursetherearestilllongandgruelinghoursaheadandnotjustonthejob.RosalesplanstokeepherapartmentinPoughkeepsieornowandcom-mutetoNewYorkorwork.Whendoesshehavetobeonthetrain430a.m.JamesAramaMajorComputerScienceUpnextCo-founderandChiefTechnologyOceratMemorialLabsWhenJamesAramawasajuniorinhighschoolhehadarevelation.Isawatenyearoldkidmakingvideogameshesaid.AndIthoughtihecoulddoitIcoulddoitandsavesomemoneyorcollege.WiththemoneyhesavedandwithhisNSF-undedscholarshipAramacametoMaristbutheneverlosttouchwithamentorohisromhighschool.Tatmentorisaco-owneroauneraltechnologycompanycalledFuneralInnovations.WhileAramawasworkingtherehesawanopportunitytomaketheuneralexperienceeasierorthelovedoneswhohadtodealwithplanning.Whenchoos-ingaheadstoneoragravethegrievingarepresentedwithexactlythesamedecision-makingprocesstheyhavebeenusingoracentury.TereisnoprocessAramasaid.Teresathickbook.Aramadesignedanappthatallowsamiliestodesignheadstonesandthespecifcationsaresentdirectlytoagranitecompanywhichcarvesthemonuments.AramashighschoolmentorwassoimpressedthathepersuadedFuneralInnovationstoundAramainexchangeorhalownershipothenewcompanycalledMemorialLabs.TeotherhalTatallbelongstoArama. 24ournewscholarseetLiamHarwoodFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownMansfeldMAWhycomputersci-enceIhavealwaysbeeninterestedincomputersandIlikeproblemsolving.MajoringinCScanopendoorsorme.tGrahamBurekFieldostudyGameProgrammingHometownStatenIslandNYWhatareyoulookingorwardtoIamlookingorwardtomeetingotherCSstudentsandlearningmoreaboutthefeld.ErinaCaferraFieldostudyComputerSciencewithemphasisingramedesignHometownFreeholdNJWhycomputersci-enceIenjoygamingandIalreadyhavesomeexperienceromhighschool.uMakaiCampbellFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownYonkersNYWhycomputerscienceMyentireamilyisintotechnol-ogy.IhavebeenusingcomputerssinceIwas3or4andIrecentlybuiltmyown.uMJackHeidenFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownStratordCWhycomputersci-enceIwasinspiredbyabrilliantcomput-erprogrammerriendromtheNetherlandstolearnmoreaboutthefeld.CristianHernandezFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownBronxNYWhatareyoulookingorwardtoIseethisisagreatopportu-nitytoliveoutsidethecitymeetnewriendsandgetexpo-suretoaculty.VallieJosephFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownampaFLWhycomputerscienceCSisanexpansivefeldandIconsidermyselacreativeperson.TereisnomuchyoucandowithCS.uttt 25ZacharyRecolanFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownEwaBeachHIWhatareyoulook-ingorwardtoTechangingseasonsandstudyingabroad.Alsomakingconnectionsthroughtheprogram.tBridgetLeahyFieldostudyInormationechnologyHometownLeicesterMAWhatareyoulookingorwardtoolearn-ingmoreabouttech-nologyandbecomingapartotheMaristcommunity.PiradonTienLiengtiraphanFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownBankokTailandWhycomputersci-enceWhenmycom-puterstoppedworkingatergameplayingIwasabletoproblemsolveandxit.uDarenPaganFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownBrooklynNYWhycomputersci-enceIwanttolearnCSsoIcanmakethevideogameexperi-encemoreenjoyableandproducegreatnishedproducts.uLizethSanchezFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownLosAngelesCAWhatareyoulookingorwardtoolivinginanewstateandparticipatinginallthegreatprogramsatMarist.JuanVasquezFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownQueensNYWhycomputersci-enceTersttimeIsolvedaprogram-mingproblemIhadaeelingIdnevereltbeore.CSisexciting.MaximVitkinFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownFarmingtonCWhycomputersci-enceIvebeengoodwithcomputersmyentirelie.Iamcom-ortablearoundthemandMaristoferedgreatopportunities.utttKrisztianKovesFieldostudyComputerScienceHometownChicagoILWhycomputerscienceIhadmyrstcomputeringradeschool.IprogrammedwithAppleScriptandthenstartedwithC.IhavetakenclassesinCSbeore.uCameraShyBrendonBoldtMitchellXanders 26FOLLOWTHESELEADERSOrsudentStartingfromtheHancockCentertodaysMariststudentcangoanywhere.Thesesuccessfulalumsprovidearoadmap.byLauraLacyUponhisgraduationromMaristROSSMauri80beganalongsuccess-ulcareeratIBM.HecurrentlyservesasIBMsvicepresidentoEnterpriseProcessransormation.LeveragingIBMsadvancedanalyticsandprocesstechniquesIamrespon-sibleorleadingenterpriseproductivityinitiativesacrossIBMhesaid.TeseinitiativesarepartoIBMsinternaltransormationandgoalobecomingthepremiergloballyintegratedenterpriseintheworld.Priortothispositionheheldmanyothersincludingmanagementposi-tionsinvolvingdesigndevelopmentqualityassuranceandmarketingdur-inghis30-plusyearcareerwiththein-dustryleader.TecompanyssizeenablesitsemployeestoworkinmanydiferentareasMaurisaid.Yourenevergoingtogetbored.DuringhistimeatIBMMaurihasworkedonseveralsignicantprojects.Hewasinvolvedintherebirthothemainrameintheearly90s.AndhewasinstrumentalinIBMsmoveintoe-business.HealsoranthecompanysPowerSystemsgroupIBMsprimaryUNIXserversandwasresponsibleormakingtheseserversthecoreoIBMsWatsontechnology.Maurialsoworkedabroadorthecom-panyinParis.Heandhisamilymovedthereortwoandahalyearsoneohischildrenwasactuallybornthere.WesavoredeverymomentwewereinParishesaid.WhileatMaristMauribothattendedclassesandworkedinthedatacenter.Tatcombinationoeducationandhands-onexperiencepreparedhimorhiscareerhesaid.Hestillmaintainsacloserelationshipwiththecollegehesvicechairotheboardotrustees.OtherthanmyparentsMaurisaid.MaristwasthesinglemostormativeexperienceandreasonthatIamwhoIamtoday. 27VINCENAmatulli89isthechietechnologyofceroTeAycoCompanyLPasubsidiaryoGoldmanSachsandamemberotheIMDechnologyeam.PriortothisAmatulliwastheglobalheadoPrimeClearingechnologywhichsupportsListedDerivativesClearingPrimeBrokerageandDerivativesClearingbusinessesandassociatedOperationsgroups.BeorethispositionAmatulliworkedinseveralotherpositionsatGoldmanSachsthecompanyhejoinedasanewassociaterightatergraduatingromMarist.IvebeenworkingheresinceIgradu-atedromMaristAmatullisaid.SoIvebeenhere23years.AlotowhatIlearnedatMaristhasbeenveryap-plicabletomycurrentjobintermsologicalthinkingandpreparingmyseloracareer.Heshelpedtobuildthermstechnol-ogyinaroplacesincludingLondonokyoHongKongSingaporeBeijingBrazilandIndia.WhenlookingatschoolsAmatullichoseMaristorseveralreasons.HesaidtheschoolsrelationshipwithIBMcon-vincedhimotheirseriousinvestmentintechnologyeducation.Furthermorehelikedthesizeotheschoolandtheatmosphere.GoldmanSachshasbeenadreamjob.Leveragingtechnologytohelpbusi-nessesgrowwasmoreomypassion.SEVENedord97teachesmath-ematicsatMisericordiaUniversityinPennsylvania.Anassociateproessoredordteaches24creditseachyearrangingromreshman-levelintroducto-rycoursestosenior-levelmajorcourses.Anothercomponentohisjobisresearchincombinatoricsanareaomathematics.InparticularIstudymathematicalobjectscalledgreedoidsandhowtheyarerelatedtoothermath-ematicalobjects.Teseobjectshaveacollectionogoodobjectswherethecollectionmustsatisysomebasicruleshesaid.edordattendedgraduateschoolim-mediatelyatergraduatingromMaristearningbothamastersanddoctoratedegreeromBinghamtonUniversity.AtergraduateschooledordtaughtasanassistantproessoromathematicsatFranklinMarshallCollege.HesalsobeenanadjunctacultymemberatvariousothercollegesincludingMarist.edordhopesthatheinspireshiscur-rentstudentsasmuchashisproessorsatMaristinspiredhim.Inacthesactu-allyappliedsomeothetechniquesusedbyMaristproessorsinhisownclasses.TewayMaristproessorsmadethematerialinterestingandunderstandableresonateswithhimtoday.DonaldDuet88istheco-headotheechnologyDivisionatGoldmanSachs.AdditionallyheleadstheComplianceechnologyandMarketRiskechnologyGroups.Duetco-chairstheechnologyDivisionOperatingCommitteeandservesontheechnologyDivisionExecutiveCommitteeandaskForce.DuetjoinedGoldmanSachsin1988asanassociateintheechnologyDepartmentwithinFixedIncomeCurrencyandCommoditiesinNewYork.HetransitionedtoanumberoroleswithinechnologyrelocatingtoLondonin1991Frankurtin1993andokyoin1996.PriortoassuminghiscurrentrolesDuetwasthechieinormationofcerorGoldmanSachsAsiarom2001to2006.Hewasnamedmanagingdirectorin2000andpartnerin2006.DuetearnedaB.S.inComputerScienceandMathematicsromMaristCollege. 28JOSHUAMatheus99servesasthevicepresidentonetworkarchitectureordatacommunicationsatGoldmanSachs.Inotherwordsmyteamisresponsibleorallproductandstrategyordatacommunicationhesaid.SomeotheissueshedealswithdailyHowdataissecurelytransportedandrewalledhowGoldmanemployeesusetheirnetworkromhomehowtheyuseitattheocewiredandwirelessnetworking.HiscareeratGoldmanSachsthusarhasincludeddesigningandengineer-ingprojectsthatimpactedthermonaworldwidescale.OneothebiggestprojectsImanagedwasconvertingwhatwasatthetimethethirdlargestbridgedglobalinternetworktoaroutedinrastructureMatheussaid.Itwastwo-yearprojectspanning80cities.InthelastveyearsIwastheleadarchi-tectoourlowlatencyhighrequencytradingnetwork.Matheusspendspartohisworkdayconsultingonlong-termtechstrategiesorthecompany.Healsoliaiseswiththecompanysvendorsreviewingpricingandcontracts.Employeemanagementtheirtechnicalabilitiesandopportuni-tiesbothinandoutothermispartohisjobdescriptionaswell.MatheustrulycomesromaMaristamily.HisatherHenryisaMaristgraduatehismotherAnneisaproessorintheSchooloComputerScienceandMathematicsandhiswieCarolynalsoteachesatMarist.TeoundationMaristhelpsstu-dentsconstructhasbeeninvaluableorMatheus.Teyprepareyoutolearncontinuouslyandthiseldweworkinisnothistorywehavetokeepuphesaid.LINDABEZ88thechieinor-mationocerorravelers.Sheisresponsbileorthecompanyssecuritypoliciesandstrategyemployeesecurityeducationthirdpartyassessmentsandsecurityoperations.PriortojoiningravelersworkedorIBMor29yearsinavarietyoposi-tionsmostrecentlyasdirectorandacertiedprojectmanagementproes-sional.BetzwasresponsibleorsettingthecompanysinternalsecuritystrategyleadingsecurityinitiativestoprotectIinrastructureanddrivingtransorma-tionalchange.Shealsohelpedimprovethecompanysdisasterrecoveryandbusinesscontinuityplans.BetzservedaspresidentotheIndustryConsortiumortheAdvancementoSecurityontheInternetagroupco-oundedbyIBMMicrosotIntelCISCOJuniperandNokiatocollaborateonimprovedsecurity.Sheholdsabachelorsdevreeincom-puterscienceandmathematicsromStateUniversityoNewYorkatAlbanyandamastersdegreeincomputersci-enceromMaristCollege.AtthetimewhenIdecidedtoworktowardmymastersincomputersciencetherewereaewplacesintheareawhereIcouldhavestudiedincludingaUnionCollegeextensionBetzsaid.HoweverIwasattractedtoMaristbecausethecollegeoeredarealcampusnotarep-resentativesatellitelocation.SEPHENVendetta11tookajobasadataqualityassociateortheenergymanagementcompanyEnerNOCatergraduatingromMarist.Ourgoalistomakeenergymanage-mentasintegralasaccountingtotheop-erationoeveryorganizationVendettasaid.Wehelpcommercialinstitutionalandindustrialorganizationsuseenergymoreintelligentlypaylessoritandgeneratecashfowthatbenetsthebot-tomlinethroughourcompletesuiteotechnology-enabledenergymanagementsolutions.VendettasjobinvolvesmakingsurethatEnerNOCscustomersarereceivinghighqualitydata.Iworkwithmultipleteamsacrossthecompanyprovidingtechnicalexpertiseandconstantlystriv-ingtowardsacultureoerrorpreventionratherthandatacleanupVendettasaid.Hisdayscanvarybycaseandbysea-son.Hemanagesapproximately30to50caseseachday.Inthesummerhetendstobebusieraselectricityusageishigher.Vendettacreditshistimeinschoolwithhelpinghimaterhestartedwork.Inadditiontohavingaskilledsetoproes-sorswhotaughthimthetechnicaltoolsheneededtheeducationhereceivedatMaristwasbroad.BeingabletoexpandhisocusVendettasaidallowedhimtoprepareorlieintheproessionalworldwhereheotenhastothinkcreatively.Youmakesurethatyoucanhandlethesecurveballsthatcomeatyou.Maristisabreedinggroundorbiggerideasandnewthinkinghesaid. 29JOSEPHVerderame00graduatedwithaBSandMSinComputerScienceInormationSystems.Heisanexecutivedi-rectoratMorganStanleywhereheholdstheroleoglobalheadoWindowsVirtualizationandRemoteAccessEngineering.Verderameisaseniorofcerandinormationsystemspro-essionalwithextensiveyearsoexperienceacrossavarietyoArchitectureIntegrationEngineeringDevelopmentandOperationsroles.Asaglobalarchitectandengineeringmanagerhehasresponsibilitiesorrm-widetechnologysolutionsandisaninnovatorandthought-leaderwithaproventrackrecordasanarchitectandintegratoroscalableenterprise-gradeindustry-leadingtechnologiessolutions.WhileVerderamecompletedtheve-yearBachelorsandMasterprogramatMaristheinternedtwiceatMorganStanley.AtergraduatingheenteredthecompanysGraduaterainingpro-gram.Sincethattimehesheldmanyroleswiththermbeorehiscurrentposition.InhiscurrentroleVerderameisresponsibleoraglobalteamoengineersanddevelopersinnineofcesandsevencountriesandprovidesarchitecturaldirectionandvisionoverarichportoliootechnologysolutions.HeisresponsibleorthestrategyanddeliveryothedesktopvirtualizationplatormalongwithbeingresponsibleorthestrategicdirectionotheFirmsglobalRemoteComputinginrastructureaninrastructurethatprovidesoneothemostmatureemployeeremoteaccesssolutionsacrossthemarketenablingbusinessgrowthandagilityandsupportingtheFirmsstrongcultureowork-liebalance.JENNIFERLoVerde07graduatedromMaristhavingearnedherdegreeinmathematicsaswellasaminorinSpanishandacerticateinsecondaryeducation.AtercompletingherdegreeLoVerdeappliedorajobatEisenhowerMiddleSchoolinWyckoNJ.Shereceivedthepositionandbeganteachingtheseventhgradesinceshethenshehastaughtstudentsinourdierentlevelsomathandaewotherelectivecourses.Alongwithherteachingteamothreeotherteachersversedinlanguageartssocialstudiesandsciencesheimpartshermathexpertiseto100eighthgradersduringtheveorsixperiodsotheday.Ienjoytheinteractionswithmystu-dentsaswellasmycoworkersandmostdaysareatonounLoVerdesaid.LoVerdesinvolvementintheschooldoesntendintheclassroom.Shesthesotballandbasketballcoachaswellasthemathclubadvisor.Sheandan-otherteacherbegantheclubouryearsago.TeyvequicklybecomeaorcetobereckonedwithattheMathCountscompetitionthisyeartheyearnedsecondplaceandcompetedinthestatecompetition.Ilovetobeabletoextendmypassionormathematicsoutsideotheclassroomwitheagerstudentswhohavethatthirstorknowledgeshesaid.LoVerdeondlyremembershertimeatMarist.FromtheminuteIsteppedoncampusIellinlovewithitshesaid.Shewaspleasedwiththeopportunitytohavesmallclassesandtoknowherproessorsasaresult.Andlookingbacksherealizeshowsuccessultheacultywasatcreatingadepartmentthatosterslearning. 30ANNEMatheus71BA75MA96MSisanassociateproessoroInormationechnologyandChairotheComputingechnologyDepartmentintheSchooloComputerScienceandMathematics.FormerlyMatheuswastheDirectoroManagementInormationSystemsataacilityoper-atedbytheNewYorkStateOfceoMentalHealth.InthatcapacityandunderherdirectiontheacilitywasoneotheoriginalrecipientsoastatewideawardorFacilityInormationCenterotheYearin1999.Sheearnedabach-elorsdegreeinPsychologyamastersdegreeinCommunityPsychologyandamastersdegreeinComputerScienceromMaristCollegeandaPhD.inInormationDecisionSystemsattheStateUniversityoNewYorkatAlbany.Matheuswasalsoaninstrumen-talmemberothestaacultyteamortheCenterorCollaborativeandOn-DemandComputingCCODCatMaristCollege.InherroleastheCooperativeWorkProgramcoordinatorortheCCODCMatheusassistedlocalbusinessintheHudsonRiverValleywithentry-levelinormationtechnol-ogysupportatasignicantcostsav-ingsspurringeconomicgrowthandjobcreationinNewYorkState.Matheushascontinuedtosupporteco-nomicdevelopmentthroughhercurrentJEFFREYNick97wasmostre-centlytheseniorvicepresidentandchiesolutionsarchitectorPivotalamajorpresenceininormationprocessingandstoragetechnology.InhisroleNickwasresponsibleoremergingtechnologiesinitiativesandnewstrategicinitia-tiveshealsoledthecompanyseortsinadvancedsystemdesignorcloudcomputing.InnovationisakeypartomyjobNicksaid.Hewasresponsibleorthetechnicalvitalityothecompany.Inoth-erwordshepaysattentiontotrendsintheindustryandmonitorsthecreationoproducts.Healsopersonallyhasover80patentsintheeldocomputerscience.IntheendmytechnicalinterestswerepullingmebackintothiseldocomputersNicksaid.TethingabouttheindustrythatIlovesomuchisthatitssodynamicanditsconstantlyevolv-inganditsneverbeendull.workwiththeNewYorkStateCenteroExcellenceinCloudComputingandAnalyticsatMaristCollege.Inaddi-tionshehasreceivedseveralacultyawardsorexcellenceinteachingandhasauthoredco-authoredherresearchinnumerouspublicationsandhaspresentedherworkalongwithhercolleaguesatvariousconerences.MatheusisdedicatedtoMaristCollegehavingearnedthreedegreesromMaristjoiningheramilyoalumsin-cludingherhusbandHenrysonJoshuaanddaughter-in-lawCarolyn.WeareaMaristamily.OnceyouhavebecomepartoMaristyoualwaysbelongtoMarist.SoreturningtoMaristtoteachwaslikecominghome.ButtheverybestpartoMarististhestudent.Itisuplitingevenexcitingtowatchyoungpeopleblossomndthemselvesandde-veloptheirpassionortechnology.Teyleavewithagreatopportunityandthentheyreturntorecruitnewgraduatesandremainpartotheamily. 31SURESHKothapalli91istheCEOoiSpacetheElSegundoCaliornia-basedcompanyheoundedin2000thatspecializesininormationtechnologysolutionsandbusinessprocessservicesorcompaniesinthehealthcareentertainmentautoandnancialservicesindustries.TecompanyhasbeenrecognizedvetimesbyInc.magazineasoneothe5000astest-growingprivatecompaniesintheUnitedStates.KothapallialsoisamemberoMaristsBoardorustees.SureshexempliestheentrepreneurialspiritandthetechnologicalandbusinessacumenthatcharacterizesomanysuccessulMaristgraduatessaysBoardorusteesChairEllenHancockalongtimetechnologyindustryexecutive.KothapalliearnedamastersincomputerscienceandsotwaredevelopmentromMarist.HeisarecipientotheMaristCollegeDistinguishedAlumniMedalthehighestawardpresentedbytheCollegetoitsgraduates.ItisgiventograduateswhoexempliytheCollegesidealsoexcellenceineducationtheimportanceocommu-nityanddedicationtoservice.Hereceiveditin2009whenhereturnedtocampustoaddresstheGraduateandAdultCommencementCeremony.KothapalliisoneothreebrotherstheothersareRajeshKothapalli92MSandVinodKottapalli94MStoearnmastersdegreesromMarist.ogetherthebroth-ershavebeengeneroussupportersotheCollegemostnotablythroughacapitalgittowardconstructionotheHancockCenterwhichhousesamongotherdepartmentsandprogramstheSchooloComputerScienceandMathematics.PriortooundingiSpaceKothapalliservedasvicepresidentandprincipaloD.P.SpecialistsaLosAngeles-basedIservicescompanywhichhesoldin1999toMetroandalsoheldtechnologyconsultingpositionswithIBMandtheNewYorkStateOceoMentalHealth.HeearnedhisbachelorsinelectricalengineeringromtheBiriaInstituteoechnologyandScienceinPilaniIndia.TroughiSpaceKothapallisupportsnumerouscausesinSouthernCaliorniaandIndia.TeseincludetheOpenDoorEducationFoundationwhichworkstoincreasethequalityandquantityocollegestudentswhostudytechnologytheWestsideCenterorIndependentLivingwhichservespeoplewithdisabilitiesSEMAdvantagewhichmentorspreparesandinspiresyoungwomenandunderservedcommunitiestopursuecareersinsciencetechnologyengineeringandmathandtheIndianCrossandRoundablethroughwhichiSpacehasprovidedemployeevolun-teersanddonationstoaidinfoodrelieandothereorts. 32GrantsopportuntiesofferbyLauraLacyThestudentsacultyandstafarenttheonlyoneswhothinkthatMaristsSchooloComputerScienceMathematicsistopnotch.imeandtimeagainourprogramhasbeenacknowledgedbyorganizationsoutsideoacademiareceivingpraiseawardsandcompetitivegrantsandunding.Inactsince2004theSchooloComputerScienceMathematicshasreceivednotonebutsixmajorgrantsromtheNationalScienceFoundation.InadditionMaristhasreceivedseveralresearchgrantsorundergraduatestudentandlocalK-12teachers.HonestlytheNSFgetstheirmoneysworthwhenMaristisawardedagrantsaidMaryAnnHofmannassistantdeanotheschool.WhentheNSFgivesMaristagrantwedeliver.InotherwordswhentheNSFawardsagranttheyhopethatattheconclusionothegranttheinstitutioncanthentaketheballandrunwithit.Tegoalistobuildonthesuccessothegrant.TeNSFwantstogiveyoutheseedandyougrowsaidSusanScanlondirectorocorporateoutreachatMaristsInstituteorDataCenterProessionals.Andwedothatverywell.TeollowingaresomeotheNSFgrantsandothersthathavehelpedusstandapartromthecrowdoverthepastewyears. 33NationalScienceFoundationPartnershipsforInnovationgrantAwarded2004TeundsromthePFIgrantwereusedtocreateTeMaristCollegeInstituteorDataCenterProessionalsIDCPound-edin2004.AsbabyboomerproessionalsretirelargedatacentermainramesusedbyinstitutionslikethegovernmentbanksandevencommercialbusinesseslikeWal-MartwillseeacriticalskillsshortageaccordingtoMaryAnnHofmann.Weneedareallysecureresilientcomputerinrastructureshesaidandthereorethemainrameisnotgoingaway.Unortunatelytheskillsrequiredtomaintainandmanagethemainrameandthedatacenterinrastructurearenolongerbeingtaughtinthetraditionalundergraduatecurriculum.TeIDCPhasbeensuccessullyaddressingthisissuebyoferingawidearrayo100onlineandasynchronouseducationalpro-gramsorstudentsandworkingproessionalsacrosstheglobe.Althoughthegrantoferedundingthrough2007theIDCPcontinuestooperateandthriveonatuitionbasisandissel-sustaining.TisprogramhasbeensosuccessulinactthatwhentheCollegeoNanoscaleScienceandEngineeringattheUniversityoAlbanydecidedtoapplyortheirPFIgranttheyaskedMaristtopartnerwiththembasedonthatsuccess.NewYorkStateOfficeofScienceTechnologyAcademicResearchNYSTARgrantAwarded2004-2009MaristwasawardedundingromNYSARsCollegeAppliedResearchandechnologyCARprogramwiththedirectivetospurtechnology-basedeconomicgrowthandcollaborationbetweenNewYorkbasedbusinessesandacademicinstitutions.WithsupportromtheNYSARundingMaristcreatedtheCenterorCollaborativeandOn-DemandComputingCCODC.AsdirectorocorporateoutreachortheCCODCSusanScanlonwouldconnectwithcompaniesromacrossthestatewhowouldcollaboratewithMariststudentsandacultytohelptheirbusinessesgrow.Studentswouldworkwiththebusinesseseitherunderaacultymentororbygoingtothecompanyinpersonorvirtuallyinaninternshipcapacity.TeCCODCservedawidevarietyocompaniesromlargepubliccorporationstobrandnewstart-upswiththegoalojobcreationcapitalinvestmentrevenuegrowthcostsavingsorworkorcedevelopment.Inmanycasesthestudentsinvolvedwiththecompanyprojectwerehiredatergraduationbythermasulltimeemployees.Projectswereocusedontheexploitationoinnovativetechnologiesbutthecompanieswerenotnecessarilyinormationtechnologyrms.Someexamplesincludethecreationoadatadrivenwine-on-demandunc-tionortheDutchessWinerailwebsiteandthecreationoanautomateddatabasedrivenpowerplantsimulationprocessorGEGlobalResearch.TeprogramwasasuccessinactbyyearourothegranttheMaristCARgeneratedmorethan4millionineconomicbenettoNewYorkState. 34NationalScienceFoundationCPATHgrantAwarded2008TepurposeotheCPAHgrantwastorevitalizeunder-graduateeducationinlargeenterprisesystemsHomannsaid.Maristusedtheseundstoleadapartnershipwitheightotheruniversitiesandninecorporatepartners.ogetherthisgroupormedtheEnterpriseComputingCommunityECCwiththeollowingmissionoimproveundergraduateeducationinlargesystemsandgraduateanewgenerationotalentthatwillprovideindustrieswiththeabilitytosecuresustainandgrowtheiroperations.Fillingtheskillsshortagewillstabi-lizeavulnerabletechnologyenvironmentbeoretheproblemreachescrisisproportions.EachyearMaristholdstheECCConerenceovertwoandahaldaysinJunebringingtogetheracultystudentsandindustryproessionals.Althoughthiswasoriginallyatwo-yeargranttheECCcontinuestogrownowover1100membersandthenationalconerencehascontin-uedtobeanoutstandingsuccesswithongoingsupportromcorporatesponsors.NationalEndowmentfortheHumanitiesNEHgrantAwarded2008TisNEHgrantwasawardedtoundacollaborativeprojectbetweentheMaristsschoolocomputersciencetheschoolocommunicationandtheHudsonRiverValleyInstitute.TeDigitalPathnderorHistoricSitesProjectsledbyassociateproessorRonColemanPh.D.providessel-guidedtoursotheStaatsburghEstateintheHudsonValleythroughtheRedFoxWalkeranappormobiledevicesthatusesGPStointer-actwithusersprovidingdigitalmapsnavigationandinterest-ingactsandinormationaboutStaatsburghastouristsexplore.Tissystemalsoallowstouriststochoosehowlongandhowin-depththeywanttheirtourtobe.Tetemplateortheappcouldbeadaptedatotherhistoricsitesintheuture.NationalScienceFoundationS-StemGrantsAwarded2009and2013S-SEMgrantsromtheNSFareawardedtoinstitutionsohighereducationtosupportscholarshipsoracademicallytalentedstudentsdemonstratingnancialneedenablingthemtoentertheSEMsciencetechnologyengineeringandmathematicsworkorceorSEMgraduateschoolaccordingtotheNSFwebsite.Te550000S-SEMgrantawardedtoMaristin2009allowedthecollegetorecruit12diversestu-dentswhoenteredasreshmenintheallo2010orstudyattheSchooloComputerScienceMathematics.Tesuccessotheprogramseethestoryonpage19resultedinasecondS-SEMgrantoover625000awardedin2013allowingMaristtorecruit13newdiversestudentsintotheschoolwithamajorincomputerscienceorinormationtechnology.FormoreinormationaboutthesestudentsseepageXX.NationalScienceFoundationAcademicResearchInfrastructureGrantAwarded2010Usingthis696931grantMaristwasabletocreateahomeortheincredibletechnologycurrentlyresidinginthelowerlevelotheHancockechnologyCenter.WiththatgrantwewereabletoexpandtheresearchlabdownstairsHomannsaid.Teundinghadtobeusedorxedassets.Someothosexedassetsincludedthebackuppowersupplyspecial-izedmonitoringequipmenttemperaturecontrolandtheraisedfoorrequiredortheequipment.TisisoneothemorediculttypesograntstogetsaidRogerNortonPh.D.deanotheSchooloComputerScienceandMathematicsbecauseitsaconstructiongrant.ByawardingmoneyorconstructiontheNSFisindicatingthatitratestheschoolhighlyenoughtoinvestinnewconstruction.Itsnotsomethingtheydolightlyhesaid. 35NationalScienceFoundationMajorResearchInstrumentationGrantAwarded2011Tethree-year678880MRIgrantpaidortheequipmentthatwentintothelabbuiltwiththeARIgrant.UsingtheseundstheSchooloComputerScienceMathematicswasabletopurchasethezEnterprisemainramesystemwiththezBladeExtensionzBXenablingacultystudentsandbusi-nessleaderstoconductintensivecomputingrelatedresearchprojects.TistechnologyislocatedinthenewlybuildNSF-undedEnterpriseComputingResearchLaboratoryintheHancockCenter.Facultyhaveidentiedresearchareasorthenewequipmentwhichincludelarge-scalebusinessanalyticsconvergednetworkingorstorageandinternetdevicesclassicalthermodynamicsmathematicalepidemiologycomputationalprojectsinunderwateracousticsandwavepropagationandenterpriselevelvirtualizationosystemresources.OfficeofNavalResearchGrantUnderwaterAcousticsWavesAwarded2010and2014Insummer2010ScottFrankassociateproessoromathemat-icswasawardedagrantromtheOfceoNavalResearchtostudycomputationaloceanacoustics.Inparticularcurrentnumericsolutionsotheparabolicequationdonotproperlyac-countorsourcessuchasexplosionsorearthquakesinanelasticoceanbottom.HesuccessullyimplementedaFortranprogramonMaristsEnterpriseComputingResearchLabECRLma-chinesanduseditextensivelytostudytheinteractionounder-wateracousticwaveswithanelasticoceanbottom.Specicallytheapplicationsolvestheacousticparabolicequationtoobtainaccuratetransverseandhorizontalwavedisplacementsinthesolidmaterialaswellasacousticpressureinthewater.Tegureshowsacoustictransmissionlossresultsoranacousticsourceinthewaterupperlayerinteractingwithanunderwa-termountainsecondandthirdlayers.TeECRLmachinescontinuetoprovideanimportantresourceorcontinuingthesestudiesandorexpandingtheworkorbroadbandcalculationswhichusetremendouscomputationalandstorageresources.Frankwasawardedandadditionalthree-yeargrantin2014tocontinuehisresearchtodevelopparabolicequationmethodstoanalyzetheeectsoelasticboundariesonacousticsignalsintheocean.NewYorkStateEconomicDevelopmentCorporationGrantAwarded2012AspartoGovernorAndrewCuomosRegionalEconomicDevelopmentInitiativeMaristCollegewasawardeda3milliongranttoestablishaCenteroExcellenceinCloudComputingandAnalyticsleveragingmanyotheexistingresourcesavailableintheNSFundedEnterpriseComputingResearchLabECRL.TegrantortheCloudComputingandAnalyticsCenterCCACenabledMaristtopurchasestate-o-the-artequipmentdedicatedtocloudinrastructureservicesandbigdataanalytics.TisequipmentalongwiththeexistinghardwareandsotwareintheECRLcanbeaccessedbytheNewYorkStatebusinesscommunityorresearchandearlystageprototypeprojectsresultinginjobgrowthandeco-nomicdevelopment.TereareseveralcomponentsotheCCACincludingananalyticscloudoeringthelatestbusinessintelligenceandpredictiveanalyticssotwareandservicestoNewYorkStatecompaniesanincubationcenterallowingaccesstocutting-edgetechnologiesorearlystagestart-upcompaniesandaworkorcedevelopmentcloudprovidingcriticaleducationandtrainingthroughthecloud. 36MaristnamedNYSCenterofECloudComputingandBusine 37cellenceinsAnalyticsAAterwinninga3milliongrantromNewYorkStateMaristCollegehasbeennamedtheNYSCenteroExcellenceinCloudComputingandBusinessAnalyticsaprogramthatisexpectedtohelpboosteconomicgrowthanddevelopmentthrough-outthestate.othelaypersonthetermcloudissynonymouswiththosefuywhitemassesoprecipitationintheskybutinthisageorapidlyadvancingtechnologythecloudisthewayotheuture.EverytimeyoudownloadanapporwatchanepisodeoyouravoriteshowonNetfixyouareutilizingthecloud.Inactithascometothepointwhereal-mosteverycompanylargeandsmallisutilizingcloudservicesinsomewayoranother.AtthispointintheworldespeciallyinNewYorkStatelotsocompaniesneedtoadoptandadapttothisnewenvironmentsaidDr.RogerNortonthedeanotheSchooloComputerScienceandMathematicsatMaristCollege.Teyarenotgoingtobesuccessulitheysimplyaredoingsomethinginabrickandmortartypeenvironment.Evenitheyaresellingclothestheyneedtobeabletohaveacloudpresencebecauseeverythingthesedaysisbeingdoneintermsothecloud.TeCloudComputingandAnalyticsCenterCCACwillprovidecompaniesthroughoutthestatetheservicesinra-structureandeducationnecessarytohaveastrongcloudpres-ence.CompaniesbothlargeandsmallarenowabletocometoMaristwiththeirideasandtheCentersteamoacultyandstudentsusetheirexpertiseandthetechnologyavailabletohelpthecompanymoveintothecloudandleveragesophis-ticatedinrastructurehardwareandsotwaretogrowtheirbusiness.byAnaJeanHealy14 38TeCloudComputingandAnalyticsIncubationCenterisoneothemanyservicesoferedundertheumbrellaotheCCAC.Tisrst-o-its-kindcenterworkscloselywithstart-upcompa-niesonearly-stageIprojectsrelatedtoCloudComputingandAnalyticstoprovidethemwithaccesstocutting-edgesotwareandhardwaretechnologythatwouldnototherwisebeavail-ableorafordabletothem.AlsoavailablethroughtheCCACistheWorkorceDevelopmentCloudwhichprovidespeoplewitheducationandtrainingintheareasoanalyticsandcloudcomputing.AnothermajorcomponentotheCCACisanalytics.AnalyticsreallydealswithutilizingmassiveamountsodataandanalyzingthatdatatopredictutureactivitiessaidNorton.Teotheraspectoourcenterisoferingcompaniesaccesstoallothetoolsthatallowyoutodothisanalyticsandmodelingtoaccesslargeamountodatatopulldataofothewebanddovarioustypesoanalysisassociatedwithit.TeCCAChasalreadysuccessullycompletedprojectsorbothnotableindustrypartnersandsmallnot-or-prots.RobCannistraseniorproessionallectureroCSandISandacultyleadotheSotwareDenedNetworkingSDNInnovationLabalongwithateamostudentshasusedthesotwareandhardwareavailableintheCCACtocompleteprojectsornumerousindustrypartnerssuchasIBMBigSwitchNetworksandAdvaOpticalNetworking.SomeotheprojectsthatwehavetakenonareindustryrstssaidCannistra.TingsthatcouldnothavebeendoneintraditionalnetworkingwehaveactuallyaccomplishedwithstudentsintheSDNInnovationLabandthenbroughtbacktotheindustryandsaidheylookwhatcanbedonewithSDN.Projectssuchasthesehavegivenstudentstheopportunitytogainrealworldexperiencebyworkingwithsomeothetopindustriesintheeld.Mostinotallothesestudentsthengoonetoacceptinternshipsandpermanentpositionsatthesecompanies.Terelationshipbetweenstudentsandcompanyisamutuallybenecialone.Studentsgainvaluablepaidexperienceworkingonproessionalcaliberotenhighlyinnovativeprojectswhilethecompaniesareprovidedwiththemostcuttingedgeservicesandtechnologyavailableatanafordableprice.Dr.AnneMatheusassociateproessoroinormationtechnol-ogyandDr.DonaldSchwartzassociateproessorocomputersciencealongwithateamoourMariststudentswereabletousethetechnologyprovidedtothemintheCCACtosuccess-ullycompletetheImagineDutchessprogram.In12weeksSchwartzandhisstudentsdesignedawebsiteanddevelopedsotwareorthepeeradvocacygroupPEOPLe.Incagroupthatprovidesservicesorindividualswithpsychiatricdisorders.TisprojectwasaprototypesystemtoprovetheconceptsayingheressomethingwellshowyouhowitworkssaidSchwartz.Nowthatweveshownthatwecandoitweveproventheconceptwehopetomoveorwardandmakethesotwaremoregenericsothatitcanbeusedbyutureclientsaswell.Matheusseesprojectssuchasthesetobehighlybene-cialtostudentsenrolledintheSchooloComputerScienceMathematicsprogram.BeingpartoprojectslikeImagineDutchessaddssignicant-lytostudentsexpertiseandtotheirsel-condencetoactuallyproduceaworkingpieceosotwarethatbenetshumanitysaidMatheus.Matheussaidthatthenextstepistoincorporatestudentsromothermajorsintotheprojectssuchasstudentsstudyingbusi-nessandcommunications. 39LASTLOOKTheSchoolofComputerScienceMathematicspreparesitsstudentstoliveandworkwithinatechnologicallydrivenrapidlychangingworld.TheSchoolprovidesbroad-basedmathematicalandtechnologicaleducationwithinthecontextofasolidliberalartsfoundation.Studentsreceivein-depthinstructioninthetheoreti-calunderpinningsoftheirchoseneldswhichtheycanapplythroughawidevarietyofpracticalexperiences.StudyineachoftheSchoolsundergraduatemajorsprovidesstudentswithprofessionalpreparationforentryintoeldsofworkassociatedwiththemajor.Concurrentlystudentslearningpreparesthemforadvancedstudyincareer-orientedgraduateprograms.SeetheSchoolwebsiteatmarist.educompscimath.comformoreinformation. 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