General chair

Rob Parke

Associate Professor of Information Technology Practice in the Information Technology Program in the Viterbi School of Engineering

University of Southern California

Rob Parke is an Associate Professor of Information Technology Practice in the Information Technology Program in the Viterbi School of Engineering and has previously held a joint appointment in Iovine / Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. 

He established the Connected Devices and Making minor to teach non-engineering students to create internet-enabled, hardware devices. He also created an Android development course for the Mobile App Development minor and serves as lead faculty for the introductory Python programming course. 

He has a strong interest in inclusive teaching practices and has been actively involved in  addressing issues of inclusion and equity, both within USC and externally. Outside of academia, Rob has a lifelong love of technology from the technical to the creative, with professional experience in software development, information technology, web design, audio engineering, film / TV post-production, and digital media.

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