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itp programs prepare usc students for top 1o best jobs - us news and world report

January 19, 2022 recently released their 100 best jobs of 2022. Several of the top 10 best jobs are areas that ITP programs are specifically aimed towards, such as Information Security Analysis (Applied Computer Security), Software Development (Computer Programming, Mobile App Development, Web Technologies and Applications) and Data Science (Applied Analytics).

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ITP's "Blockchain" program ranked #1  in blockchain education

January 5, 2022 ranks ITP's Blockchain minor #1 in Blockchain education, based on the degrees or certificates offered, associated labs, clubs, and research initiatives, and academic influence.

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September 13, 2021

The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) published an article written by ITP's own professor Kendra Walther, about teaching accessibility  to broaden participation in the computing world.

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Epic MegaGrant Awarded for ITP's Newest course ITP-499: "Game Programming in Unreal"

September 13, 2021
Well-known video game company "Epic Games, Inc",  has awarded Professor Sanjay Madhav and ITP for the development of ITP's newest video game programming course, ITP-499: “Game Programming in Unreal.”

Read More > A lesson in cyber security

June 3, 2021
Read's recently published article spotlighting the USC Intelligence and Cyber Operations program (INCO), including the program's growth and its pertinence to the Cyber Security field.

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Spring 2021 ITP awards

May 7, 2021
This year, the USC Viterbi Information Technology Program wanted to recognize excellent faculty, staff, and course teaching assistants who have worked hard to embody the ITP mission of providing technology education for all.

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usc Gerald a. lawson fund for black and indigenous students

May 6, 2021
USC Games, in conjunction with Take-Two Interactive Software, has announced the establishment of the Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund for Black and Indigenous Students as an initiative to increase the representation of minority students in games and tech. Read more about USC Games and the new initiative below!

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usc viterbi dean's award for innovation and teaching excellence

May 4, 2021
Congratulations to Professor Joseph Greenfield for receiving the Dean's Award for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at the 2021 USC Viterbi Faculty and Staff Award ceremony. His creativity and dedication to ITP and the Cyber Security and Forensics field makes him a perfect fit for this award. Click below to read more about this year's staff and faculty awards!

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Staff update: Meet itp's newest academic advisor!

March 7, 2021
Meet Annie Le, ITP's new Academic Advisor! Annie has been working with ITP for a number of years as our Academic Scheduler and Events Coordinator and has now joined the advising team. Her dedication to ITP has helped ITP grow and develop into the program it is today. 

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Porting video games - interview with Matt whiting

March 1, 2021
ITP Professor and former Video Game Programmer Matt Whiting discusses best practices for optimally porting a game to various platforms. He is currently working on "Maquette", a first-person recursive puzzle game developed by Graceful Decay and published by Annapurna Interactive.

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December 13, 2021
Tis the season! It’s been all hands on deck this year as we’ve tried to shape what has hopefully been a robust ITP experience for our students even in
this remote environment. Now let’s take a peek into what ITP faculty and staff get up to around the holidays!

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Featured acm member: rob parke interview

September 8, 2020
Robert Parke, Senior Lecturer at USC's Information Technology Program and Program Chair for this year's ACM Richard A. Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, discusses inclusive teaching practices and issues regarding social justice and equity in this interview.

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Cybercrime courtroom

May 13, 2020
With COVID-19 cyberscams rampant, industry pros from firms worldwide watch as USC digital forensics students show their crime-fighting smarts in front of a real-life judge online.

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May 8, 2020
Trojan faculty and staff celebrate virtually during the 2020 USC Viterbi Faculty and Staff Awards! ITP wants to congratulate Trina Gregory, Kendra Walther, and Nitin Kalé for their awards, and for their outstanding efforts and contributions to ITP!

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Student-Led Fund Supports Student Entrepreneurs

May 22, 2020
ITP 496 students underUSC Viterbi lecturer Eric Chung build first student- led organization that will provide micro-grants to student projects.

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Web technologies and Applications

December 9, 2019
Zune Nguyen, lecturer of information technology at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, talked to us about how the web classes at ITP prepare students to work not only in web development but also in mobile development, software engineering and project management.

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November 26, 2019
Nitin Kalé, associate professor of information technology and industrial and systems engineering practice, taught USC’s first class in blockchain in Fall 2017. Since then, he’s helped create ITP’s minor in blockchain, making USC Viterbi School of Engineering one of the first schools in the world to offer an academic program in the field.

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Published on March 15th, 2021

Last updated on January 19th, 2022