Booz Allen Hamilton Becomes CS Partner In Computing

The University of Maryland (UMD) today announced Booz Allen Hamilton as a new member of the Corporate Partners in Computing Program. Hosted by the Department of Computer Science and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), this partnership will foster collaboration between Booz Allen and the key focal points in computing at UMD.

In addition to becoming a Corporate Partner in Computing, Booz Allen Hamilton is establishing a named scholarship of $5,000 that will be awarded to a meritorious UMD student in the Department of Computer Science. The company will also be involved in an upcoming course on large distributed systems. Programming will support students in the emerging and critical field of data science.

The Corporate Partners in Computing Program gives companies novel research opportunities with UMD. Corporate members gain access to a highly qualified pool of students for potential internships and full-time employment, along with the possibility to embark on collaborative research ventures with faculty. This program allows the university to gain insight into industry trends, learn more about what areas corporations in the computing field are pursuing, and acquire feedback from leaders in the industry on the Department's nationally ranking program curriculum.

"We are thrilled to have Booz Allen Hamilton join as a partner in computing," said Dr. Samir Khuller, Chair of the Department of Computer Science. "Booz Allen Hamilton is a major player in cybersecurity, IT, data science, and consulting. With this partnership we hope to strengthen our ties with a major player in the Washington, DC area, where several of our alumni already work," added Dr. Khuller.

"Booz Allen is deeply committed to cultivating the next generation of STEMM leaders, such as computer and data scientists, and thrilled to partner with UMD to this end," said Josh Sullivan, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton. "With cloud technology and advanced analytics, we suddenly can better understand and solve complex problems. But importantly, it's only with the right data science team that 'big analytics' become possible in today's data-driven world. A blend of computer scientists, mathematicians and statisticians, and domain experts can exploit big data to find the game-changing insights buried within data."

Booz Allen Hamilton joins other prominent members in the Corporate Partners in Computing Program such as Appian, Carr Astronautics, CyberData Technologies, Dante Consulting, Google Inc., OPIS, Palantir Technologies, Susquehanna International Group, TATA Consultancy Services and Yahoo!, Inc.

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