Sophie Engle

Sophie Engle

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4174 Harney Science Center 412B


Sophie’s research interests include data visualization and computer science education. She is a co-founder of the Visualization and Graphics Lab (VGL) and on the steering committee for the Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec). She is passionate about supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and integrating one-on-one student/faculty interaction into her courses on software development and data visualization.

PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Davis, 2010.
Data Visualization
Computer Science Education
Awards & Distinctions

Distinguished Teaching Award, University of San Francisco, 2019

Post-Sabbatical Award, University of San Francisco, 2019

Collective Achievement Award for Supporting Women in STEM, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Francisco, 2018

Modern Women in Tech, Our Time Gallery, Grace Hopper Celebration, 2018

General Chair, Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security, 2017

Innovation in Teaching With Technology Award, Educational Technology Services, University of San Francisco, 2016

Strategy Think Tank Incubator Award for Integrating Advances from MOOCS into Software Development, University of San Francisco, 2012