Welcome to my web space! My name is Han C. Tran.

I am Deung nang. I am a native speaker of the Teochew (aka Chaozhou) dialect of Chinese.

I am a graduate of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

I have worked for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences since February 1995. In my 22 years in IT, I have dealt with problems no one else would and stepped forward when no one else could.

Starting in November 2000, I assumed responsibility for the day-to-day operation of Dornsife Technology Services (DTS) upon the resignation of Dornsife's Manager of Research & Computing. I assumed the role of System Administrator upon the resignation of Dornsife's System Administrator. On my own initiative, I assumed roles and responsibilities necessary for the continued operation of DTS for more than 3 years, until the position of manager was recreated and a new Dornsife IT director was hired in March 2004.

  • I successfully defended Dornsife's helpdesk and Dornsife's server infrastructure against threats to shut them down permanently.

  • I hired, trained, supervised, evaluated, and fired people.

  • I proposed DTS's department budgets for FY 2001-2002, FY 2002-2003, and FY 2003-2004.

  • I managed department budgets of $217,990 (FY 2000-2001), $212,866 (FY 2001-2002), $220,674 (FY 2002-2003), and $228,650 (FY 2003-2004).

  • For nearly 4 years, I reviewed ASR's through my access to USC's Budget Administration System.

  • For nearly 4 years, I purchased equipment and software for DTS.

  • I underwent Microsoft Research training on "Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows Network for a University Computing Environment" from June 26-29, 2001.

Since March 2004,

  • I underwent "Microsoft Onsite Security Training" by Microsoft in May 2004.

  • I underwent "GroupWise 6.5 Administration" training by Novacoast in August 2004.

  • I attended the Los Angeles Technology Security Conference on January 21, 2005.

  • I underwent Securing Personal Information training by USC Information Security Office on October 11, 2005.

  • I underwent Server Security training by USC Information Security Office on January 18, 2006.

  • I underwent Physical Security training by USC Information Security Office and USC's Department of Public Safety on February 15, 2006.

  • I underwent Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) training by USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning on March 22, 2007.

  • I underwent Laptop Security training by USC Information Security Office on April 11, 2007.

  • I underwent Google Hacking training by USC Information Security Office on May 16, 2007.

  • I underwent "ZENworks 7 Desktop Management - Advanced Software Packaging" training by Novell on June 19, 2007.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 16, 2008.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 15, 2009.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 14, 2010.

  • I attended 2010 ATT Live from December 7-10, 2010, where I took classes on Encryption, Asset Management, Email System Security, and Integrated Helpdesk Solutions.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 13, 2011.

  • I underwent FEMA certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training by USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning from January 31, 2012 to March 13, 2012. I became a member of the USC Campus Emergency Response Team (USC-CERT) on March 13, 2012.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 11, 2012.

  • I participated in USC-CERT's University Park Campus (UPC) drill on May 30, 2012.

  • I underwent SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11) training by Mark Robinson of NDS8 on July 14, 2012.

  • I underwent Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES11) training by Mark Robinson of NDS8 on July 15, 2012.

  • I attended Technology Transfer Partners (TTP) USA Conference 2012 from July 15, 2012 to July 17. 2012.

  • I deployed with USC-CERT to USC's Health Science Campus (HSC) earthquake drill on November 15, 2012.

  • I participated in USC-CERT's University Park Campus (UPC) drill on March 11, 2013.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 17, 2013.

  • I participated in USC-CERT's University Park Campus (UPC) fire hose refresher on June 11, 2013.

  • I attended USC-CERT's "Active Shooter" seminar by Captain Steven Alegre of USC's Department of Public Safety on March 3, 2014.

  • I underwent American Red Cross certified adult and pediatric "First Aid/CPR/AED" training by USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning on April 29, 2014.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 16, 2014.

  • I attended USC-CERT's "Terrorism and the First Responder" seminar by Erroll G. Southers on October 13, 2014.

  • I attended USC-CERT's "Earthquake Early Warning System" seminar by Margaret Vinci on February 23, 2015.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 15, 2015.

  • I participated in USC-CERT's "First Aid, Search & Rescue, Triage, and Backboarding" skills refresher on October 6th, 2015.

  • I completed "Securing the Human" training (including all recommended sections, in addition to the sections required for certification) by information security training organization SANS Institute on October 14th, 2015.

  • I deployed with USC-CERT in USC's Full-Scale Great ShakeOut 2015 Drill on October 15th, 2015.

  • I completed storage area network (SAN) administration training by Nimble Storage (course NTS-2001-I) on March 22, 2016.

  • I earned my Administration certificate from Nimble Storage (certificate NTS-2001-I) on March 24, 2016.

  • I attended VMware vForum 2016 on April 19, 2016.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 13, 2016.

  • I volunteered as USC Commencement staff on May 12, 2017.

In 2005, I started volunteering with Everybody Reads, a reading and book donation program at Noble Elementary School in North Hills, CA. Everybody Reads volunteers read to Noble students and at the end of their time with them, volunteers give each student a new book of their choice. Thanks to the generosity of the Tzu Chi Foundation and anonymous donors, Everybody Reads volunteers have given thousands books to Noble students since 2001.

In April 2010, I stepped forward to assume responsibility for running Everybody Reads.

  • I took charge of volunteer communication and started building the brand of "Everybody Reads @ Noble Elementary School".

  • I designed, funded, and implemented Everybody Reads' first book inventory system consisting of over 5000 books. We currently have almost 3000 books in our inventory.

  • Through a number of initiatives, I am working to improve the retention and growth of the Everybody Reads volunteer base. We have maintained an active volunteer base of over 400 people.

  • Seeking to shape Everybody Reads into a more responsive program, I am working to rapidly gather and make use of volunteer feedback and data from the Everybody Reads book inventory.

Since April 2010,

  • Everybody Reads volunteers have spent over 8400 hours reading to Noble Elementary School students.

  • I've grown monthly volunteer turnout by a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%.

  • Everybody Reads volunteers have given over 4300 new books to Noble Elementary School students.

  • Kindergarten to fifth grade students at our monthly program have never seen the same book title twice.

  • Noble administration and I have grown monthly student turnout by a CAGR of 10.9%.

  • I've established Everybody Reads' presence on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and the web.

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