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Donor Story

Frank Zinghini

Frank Zinghini ’80 ’81

Frank is a native Long Islander who graduated from Stony Brook University with his bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Computer Science.   

Today, Frank is President/CEO of Applied Visions, Inc., a software development company that he founded to create visual software solutions for solving complex problems. AVI provides solutions in cyber security, business applications, and command and control systems to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Applied Visions supports the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences by funding a student scholarship, and Frank serves on the Computer Science Advisory Board.  

“When I learned that the University was constructing a new facility dedicated to the Computer Science Department, I was excited for the CS department, for all Long Island, and for my own business. This demonstrates Stony Brook’s commitment to the longevity and growth of this most important program,” he said.   

Applied Visions actively recruits the best and brightest students in the department of Computer Science. Many of AVI's employees are Stony Brook alumni, and he is proud of that affiliation.  

“I could not be more pleased with the interns and entry level hires we take in from Stony Brook. They are well prepared, creative, free-thinking, and eager to become contributing members of our team.”  


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