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Rob Parke

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Senior Lecturer of Information Technology and Iovine and Young Academy

Education

  • Master's Degree, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor's Degree, Computer Engineering, University of Southern California



Biography


Rob Parke is a senior lecturer at the University of Southern California with joint appointments in the Information Technology Program in the Viterbi School of Engineering as well as the Iovine / Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation in the Roski School of Art and Design.


He created an Android development course for the Mobile App Development minor, serves as lead faculty for the introductory Python programming course, and recently established the Connected Devices and Making minor to teach non-engineering students to create internet-enabled, hardware devices. He has previously taught Web Design, Introduction to Information Technology, Java Programming, C++ programming, and Photoshop.


Rob is also actively involved in senate governance at USC in roles that address issues of inclusion and equity, having served as co-chair of both the Academic Senate Campus Climate Committee and the Community Advisory Board. 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.

Awards


  • 2004 University of Southern California Archimedes Circle Award (Engineering Valedictorian), University of Southern California (2004)
Appointments
  • Information Technology Program
  • USC Roski School of Fine Arts

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

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

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