Sam Gustman has been chief technology officer (CTO) of the Shoah Foundation since 1994 and was responsible for overseeing the 2006 move of the foundation’s archives from Universal Studios to the USC. He has been with ITS since 2006. Gustman is also associate dean at the USC Libraries, where he holds a faculty appointment. He is in charge of IT for the Libraries where he has also started the USC Digital Repository.
As CTO of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, 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. His office offers technical support for universities and organizations that subscribe to the institute’s visual history archives. His office also provides website support and duplication services for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which is part of the USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
Gustman has twenty-six years of leadership experience in information technology, twenty-four with USC Shoah Foundation. In addition to his responsibilities for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, he has developed proposals for new antipiracy technologies at USC. He has been the primary investigator on National Science Foundation research projects with a cumulative funding total of more than $8 million. He has given presentations at professional conferences, which have been published in the conference proceedings of academic journals. He has a bachelor of science in engineering, with a focus in computer engineering, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a masters in instructional design and technology from Walden University. Sam Gustman has 15 patents, 11 for USC Shoah Foundation.