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Steven Fitzgerald is a Professor of Computer Science at California State University, Northridge, and his teaching focus is on operating systems, compilers, and networking. During his tenure, Steve has also held several administrative positions including: Information Security Officer, Director of Academic Technology, and Chief Technology Officer.

Steve's research interests include high performance computing, identity management, grid computing, and cloud computing. Steve has participated in a number of research projects associated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute. During Steve's recent sabbatical, he worked for Eucalyptus Systems, a startup company producing Cloud Computing software. Steve was responsible for developing and expanding their customer support services and for building out their IT infrastructure.

In his current role, Steve also serves as the Co-Director of the Matador Emerging Technology and Arts Laboratory (META+Lab). This group is composed of a team of students, mentored by faculty members, that develop web applications and engages in other activities to improve campus services via the use of leading-edge technologies.