Tony Patillo

Tony Patillo


Computer Science Major | Class of 1996

How has being a Computer Science graduate from ODU helped shape your professional success?

ODU CS program afforded me the right mix of both theoretical and practical application of technology. It also pushed me to apply what I learned in new and creative ways.

What advice would you give to current Monarchs in Computer Science?

I'd encourage current ODU CS students to remember that their chosen field of study evolves at speeds unlike no other field. Concepts like cloud computing, zero-trust networking and machine learning were unheard of when I graduated. Today, each are entire industries of their own. With a BSCS from ODU, the sky is the limit. You may find yourself involved in (or possibly helping establish) areas of science that don.t even exist today. cool is that?