Unversity of San Francisco

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco. I am also the Graduate Director for the Masters in Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program, and teach courses for the Masters in Science in Analytics (MSAN) program.


Data Driven Security Podcast   Posted 20 Jan 2015

In case you missed it, you can listen to the VizSec 2014 recap on the Data Driven Security podcast at:

Data Driven Security
Episode 13: Deconstructing VizSec
Hosts: Bob Rudis and Jay Jacobs
Guests: Lane Harrison and Sophie Engle

You can download the papers on the ACM Digital Library.

Office Hours   Posted 13 Jan 2015

My office hours for Spring 2015 will be every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. You are always welcome to stop in anytime my door is open, or contact me to make a specific appointment.

I will be teaching at the downtown campus starting on March 24, 2015, and will not be on main campus on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. If you need to meet on those days, we can arrange a virtual appointment over Google Hangout.

Traveling   Posted 31 Oct 2014

I will be traveling to VizSec and IEEE VIS in Paris, France from Friday, November 11th through Friday, November 14th. I will not hold office hours or code reviews during that time. Please check my Weekly Schedule before dropping by!

Tenure-Track Position   Posted 24 Sep 2014

The Department of Computer Science is accepting applications for a new tenure-track position starting in August 2015!

The Department of Computer Science consists of 12 full-time faculty members, approximately 140 undergraduate CS majors and 70 masters students. The program has experienced tremendous growth in the last three years. In addition to an undergraduate CS major and a masters program in CS, the department also supports a new interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Data Science as well as a masters program in Analytics. Several CS faculty members are NSF funded and collaborate with industry in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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DVSS Welcomes Anita Lillie on 09/25!   Posted 16 Sep 2014

The Data Visualization Speaker Series presents:
Anita Lillie: How to Craft a Data Story

We are excited and honored to have the amazing Anita Lillie give a presentation at USF as part of the Data Visualization Speaker Series!

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2015
Location: McLaren Conference Center, Room 252
Schedule: 6:30 – 7:00pm Doors Open, Socializing, Food, Drinks
  7:00 – 8:00pm Speaker's Presentation
  8:00 – 9:00pm Q&A, More Socializing

Talk Abstract

Crafting a data story: A step-by-step walk through the data visualization creation process
Anita’s talk will focus on techniques for crafting intuitive, empathetic data visualizations. Using real examples from her own experience, Anita will demonstrate strategies to make better data visualizations.

Speaker Bio

Anita Lillie is a data interface designer, developer, and visualization specialist. She has worked in a wide range of fields, including genetics (Stanford), music (MIT), mobile (Nokia Research), social networks (LinkedIn), and healthcare (Practice Fusion), and most recently as a consultant to some awesome data startups. Anita has a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford and a Masters from the MIT Media Lab.

Anita currently works on the data science team at Practice Fusion, a health technology company in San Francisco. When she isn't working, Anita is usually on a bike trail near Skyline, climbing rocks, or eating dessert.



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