Sam Gustman has been chief technology officer (CTO) of the Shoah Foundation since 1994. Gustman is also associate dean and CTO at the USC Libraries where he oversees IT for the Libraries and started the USC Digital Repository.
As CTO of USC Shoah Foundation, Gustman provides technical leadership for the integration of the Institute’s digital archives into USC’s collection of electronic resources, ensuring the Archive’s accessibility for academic and research communities at USC and around the world. He is responsible for the operations, preservation and cataloging of the Institute’s 8-petabyte digital library, one of the largest public video databases in the world. He also manages the videography group responsible for collection of both traditional oral testimony and interactive AI testimony from genocide survivor and witnesses. His office offers technical support for universities and organizations that subscribe to the Institute’s Visual History Archive. His office also provides website support and duplication services for USC Shoah Foundation, which is part of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
Gustman has twenty-eight years of leadership experience in information technology, twenty-six with USC Shoah Foundation. In addition to his responsibilities for USC Shoah Foundation, he has been the primary investigator on National Science Foundation research projects with a cumulative funding total of more than $8 million.