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Joseph S. Greenfield

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Associate Professor of Information Technology Practice


  • 2006, Masters, Computer Science, University of Southern California
  • 2005, Bachelors, Computer Engineering, University of Southern California
  • PhD, University of Rhode Island


Joseph Greenfield is an Associate Professor of Information Technology Practice with domain expertise in both Computer Security and Digital Forensics. In 2006 he joined the Viterbi School's Information Technology Program as a lecturer. While teaching at USC, he has developed ten courses in the fields of information security and digital forensics in addition to building two academic minors: Applied Computer Security and Digital Forensics. His professional and academic research lie in the realm of BitTorrent forensics, specialized server acquisitions, and non-standard information storage containers. Mr. Greenfield's efforts were instrumental in establishing an academic alliance with the United States Secret Service and the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force. His students have graduated and pursued careers in law enforcement and private consulting companies.

He holds both a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, in addition to being an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE). He is a frequent presenter to the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force, the Information Systems Security Association and other industry groups. He is currently pursuing his Ph. D. in Computer Science with a concentration in Digital Forensics at the University of Rhode Island.

In addition to being a full-time faculty member at USC, Mr. Greenfield works professionally with the Los Angeles computer forensics firm Maryman & Associates.


  • 2008 Information Technology Program Outstanding Contributions
  • 2009 United States Secret Service Certificate of Appreciation
  • Information Technology Program

  • OHE 412
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1456

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4542
  • greenfie@usc.edu


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