Faculty Homepage of Marco Papa, Ph.D.

Primary Email: papa@usc.edu

Office: PHE 516

Class website: CSCI 571

Welcome students to my website at the University of Southern California. Good luck on your future endeavors.


I am on the faculty of the University of Southern California, as a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering, where I teach courses on Web Technologies and Principles of Programming Languages in the Computer Science graduate and undergraduate programs, respectively.

I was the Chief Technologist and the SharePoint Project Manager at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, the largest court system in the world. I am the principal of Intersect World LLC, a mobile development company. Intersect World develops mobile software for the iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Symbian platforms.

I was formerly the Director of Technology at Xceed, an Internet professional services company. We built websites for companies such as CBS, Hilton, and Universal Studios. I performed in a similar capacity as Vice President of Technology at US Interactive, Inc.

Prior to that, I was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at CareerBuilder, a leading internet employment advertising engine and CTO at Luckman Interactive, Inc., a developer of Internet tools and services.

I have spend over 30 years in the IT / Internet business. I am the co-author of Anonymous Cookie, a cookie-blocking program, which was a finalist in the Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation in 1998.

I am a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the CTO Technology Leadership Council, a national organization of Chief Technology Officers.

I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. My Ph.D. thesis, back in 1988, was in Computer Graphics. Over the years, I've been a UNIX developer, then a Microsoft Windows developer, then a System Architect, then VP/Director of Technology, and then CTO. I live in the South Bay with my wife and my cats, Franco and Luca. I used to spend my spare time biking on the beach, now I just ride my new Tesla Model S P90D (a real race horse at 691 hp, 0-60mph in 3.2s) and way too much on the Internet.

I have lived in the LA area for over 34 years, but my roots are in Bologna, Italy, where I spent the first 27 years of my life, and where I graduated with Summa Cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna, the oldest University in the world (founded in 1088).

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