Brian Moriarty

School: School of Systems & Enterprises
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - PhD, Systems Engineering/Engineering Management, PhD Candidate
  • Yale University - MFA, Photography 
  • New York University - BFA, Photography

Senior Software Product Manager, Personalized Learning and Analytics

Perform product and market research on next generation personalized learning experiences to drive the adaptive product development roadmap across an array of disciplines in the product portfolio; Drive development of products through the full product lifecycle from POC research to scalable product integration.

Key Contributions

»  Developing adaptive learning technologies that integrate into the higher education product pipeline, aligning market

requirements with the long-term vision for the organization.

»  Collaborating with Product Strategy team on build, buy, and partnership development and market research efforts.

»  Partnering with Pearson’s Advanced Computing and Data Science Laboratory to develop future personalized learning products based on learner analytics.

»  Delivering best in class natively designed and integrated scaled products globally with engineering partners.

»  Providing guidance to executive management on product strategy and implementation based on detailed market research and competitor analyses.

Product Designer, Higher Education Editorial
Work with strategic partners across the organization to develop effective digital learning solutions; Manage design efforts for complete product lifecycle for digital courses in adaptive learning platforms.

Key Contributions

» Provide recommendations to strategic acquisitions team on build, buy, and partnership opportunities for higher

education learning platforms.

» Develop model for integration of adaptive learning technologies into learning platforms across an array of


» Conduct product research to deliver the most efficient and cost effective implementation methods for adaptive learning



Adjunct Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises – Financial Engineering (2012-Present)

Teaching Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Lectures (2010 – 2014

Perform advanced educational technology and gamification research and serve as faculty advisor for Stevens’ Center for Healthcare

Innovation, and Hanlon Financial Systems Laboratory. Develop course materials in data visualization, digital imaging, animation, and financial engineering and participate in setting the strategic vision for the College and the department.

Key Contributions

» Tapped to lead multi-site ACTUS project with concurrent phases on three continents, and managed integration, milestone reporting and presentation for Phase II that successfully secured funding for next steps. Java/OpenGamma platform provides risk analysis and automated processing of equity/fixed income transactions.

» Secured a $50,000 grant to develop Stevens’ motion capture laboratory; worked closely with Leap Motion executives and Microsoft partners in enhancement and utilization of gesture/interface technology.

» Advised systems architecture as part of collaborative development effort with Lockheed Martin for Systems Engineering Research Center and the Smart Cities project.

» Created Stereo 3D certification program with Panasonic, as well as web programming courses in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, MySQL and PHP, and a summer research program for Visual Arts and Technology at Stevens.

» Course development highlights include: Fundamentals of Information Visualization, Interactive Web Programming, Digital Imaging 1/2/3, Video 1/2 Animation 1/2/3, Principles of 2D Design, 3D Form and Design, Interactive Installations, Data Visualization Applications, Data Visualization Programming for Financial Applications, Data Product Development (in progress).


Systems Manager (2008 – 2011) • Adjunct Professor, College of Arts and Letters (2009 – 2010)

Stepped in during transitional period for the College and provided administrative and curriculum leadership as Acting Director; accountable for systems management and extensive needs analysis/infrastructure planning efforts with leaders institution-wide.

 Key Contributions

» Designed and deployed a high-density computation system for the High Accuracy Computational Chemistry Group and created a flexible, responsible system architecture for Systems Engineering Visualization, Modeling, and Computation Group.

» Renovated and innovated the Visual Arts & Technology Curriculum to align student focus with industry opportunities; initiated a paradigm shift towards comprehensive business/technical acumen, interdisciplinary research, corporate partnerships, and entrepreneurship.

» Consulted with colleagues at various stages of research planning to recommend infrastructure, technology, and strategic sourcing options as best-fit options to meet complex current-state and projected needs.

System Administrator (2001 – 2008)

Recruited in an Assistant capacity and rapidly assumed leadership of a campus-wise initiative to increase capacity, availability and responsiveness of the research infrastructure.

 Key Contributions

» Expanded the program from two to 60 researchers users and from only one active lab to 12 sites in multiple academic disciplines.

» Led grant writing and fund allocation that paved the way for significant network and server upgrades including a cluster-based server architecture and 60 TB of SAN storage.

 » Initiated and secured executive sanction/sponsorship for Stevens’ first true researched-based IT group to sustain and expand funded research.