University of Maryland Computer Science Department


Bannan will begin a full-time position as associate algorithm development engineer at tech company Alion Science and Technology upon graduation.

Bannan transferred to UMD from the Community College of Baltimore County as a sophomore in fall 2018. During his first week in College Park, he attended an ice cream social hosted by the department. There, he was introduced to Alion Science and Technology, a technology solutions company that provides technical expertise and support to the defense and intelligence communities. After meeting Alion’s representatives at the ice cream social, Bannan left with one goal—to work for Alion.

“Alion was the only company that I spoke to that was focused exclusively on artificial intelligence,” Bannan said. “AI is my favorite part of computer science and the area that I want to work in, so I was excited to find a company that was centered around it.”