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Brian Gormanly

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Brian Gormanly

Hopewell Junction, NY

Academic School

Computer Science and Math



Why did you choose to pursue your degree at Marist? 
A few years after finishing my undergraduate degree in Computer Science I realized pursuing a masters in computer science would help position me better to pursue opportunities that were more in line with my interests.  I personally enjoyed more research driven opportunities, and knew having a master’s degree would play a large role in enabling me to achieve that vision of my future.

Tell us about a project or course that was particularly meaningful to your professional development. 
I took a course in robotics, which had a profound effect on my career direction.  The main class project involved creating a pair of robots that had to work together to complete a task.  A large part of the effort was centered around enabling the robots to navigate their environment.  The work I did on the robots navigation algorithm was later reused and expanded in my career as an indoor navigation and locating algorithm. 

How has a degree from Marist and your course work enhanced your career? 
When I decided to pursue a Masters in Computer Science, Marist was my top choice.  My family has strong ties locally in the Hudson valley, and my wife and I were raising two young children and working full time. I did not want to compromise the quality of my education because of these challenges and Marist’s Computer Science program was very highly regarded. I graduated feeling that I had achieved my goal of getting a full graduate level educational experience while being able to continue my full time work and spend time with my family.