CEAS Dedicates Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Innovation Lab in New Computer Science Building

"Broadridge's investment in the Department of Computer Science has been mutually rewarding,” said Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “We are immensely grateful for their commitment to real-world learning and support of our graduate research projects. The dedication of the Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., Innovation Lab honors this cooperative partnership as we look forward to many years of continued collaboration."In recognition of a valuable partnership, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has dedicated the Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Innovation Lab in the New Computer Science building. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Friday, October 4, 2019, after Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos’ annual State of the College Address.

Participating in the dedication ceremony from Broadridge and Stony were: 

  • John Oliveri, Chief Technology Officer, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Jahnavi Tharigopula, Computer Science graduate student 
  • Samir Das; Chair, Department of Computer Science
  • IV Ramakrishnan, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Research for CEAS

“The Broadridge Innovation Lab at Stony Brook University provides students with real world experience within the classroom, working on Artificial Intelligence Proof of Concepts,” said Oliveri. “This is a ‘win/win’ situation: Stony Brook engineering students gain hands-on understanding and Broadridge boosts its ability to innovate.”

Broadridge and the Department of Computer Science’s partnership is demonstrated by Broadridge’s support of several Stony Brook undergraduate and graduate research projects. The global fintech company has committed to these and other initiatives (such as Grad Research Day) for the next three years. 

"The Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Innovation Lab will serve as a hub of  innovative thinking and creativity among students, faculty and the entire Stony Brook community,” said Das. “Our partnership with Broadridge is truly invaluable, and their investment has had a direct impact on the development and success of our students. I am eager to see the work that is done in this space, the ideas that are born here and the innovation that results from this incredible collaboration."

The Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Innovation Lab is a 100-seat lecture and event space. Offering dual projector screens, recording, streaming and point-to-point video conferencing; and a wireless Airmedia display connection.  It is the largest of its kind in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the most requested space for all departments and high-profile university events.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a $4 billion global Fintech leader and a part of the S&P 500® Index, is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and corporate issuers. With over 50 years of experience, including more than 10 years as an independent public company, Broadridge provides an important infrastructure that powers the financial services industry. Broadridge's infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 50 percent of public companies and mutual funds globally, and processes on average more than U.S. $7 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day of securities. Broadridge employs over 11,000 full-time associates in 18 countries.