Alum Michael Keegan shares fond memories of Mason and CDS in our latest Alumni Profile.
Name: Michael Keegan
Mason Degree: PhD, Computational Data Sciences (CDS) 1999
Occupation: Senior Computational Research Scientist for the Naval Center for Space Technology at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
I chose Mason because… After applying, I got an offer of acceptance from GMU with a research assistantship and nice stipend. It was very exciting and made the choice a “no brainer.”
I chose CDS because… I saw promise in the plan and vision for something very new. I recognized that, if I could combine the two disciplines [of physics and computer science], it would be synergistic.
My favorite Mason memories are… based on relationships made with classmates. I don’t get to keep up with those classmates today, but back then I got through on those friendships.
Professionally, I’m most proud when…I think about helping the members of our military with advanced capabilities that are keeping them, and the citizens of our nation, safe.