2023.08.03 Our CG&A paper on visualization rubrics in the classroom was invited to be presented at IEEE VIS 2023!
2023.05.10 We received the 2023 CA&S Collective Achievement Award for our work organizing the "Moment to Movement: Evolving & Sustaining Anti-Racist Pedagogy at USF" (M2M) workshop series!
2023.03.20 I am pleased to announce that I have been promoted to full professor starting Fall 2023!
2020.03.05 I wrote an essay on the imposter syndrome as a multiracial woman in STEM as part of a CRASE special issue inspired by the book "There There" by Tommy Orange.
2019.04.12 I am absolutely honored to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award for 2019!
2019.04.03 I received a Post-Sabbatical Award for my activity over sabbatical.
2019.03.01 We received an NSF S-STEM award for our "Community-Engaged Scholars in Computer Science" proposal! See scholars.cs.usfca.edu for details on the scholarship program.
2018.09.26 I was one of the "Modern Women in Tech" featured in the "Our Time" gallery at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) 2018. Check out the behind the scenes video!
2018.05.11 Our team, including Aparna Venkatesan, Cornelia Van Cott, Janet Yang, and me, won the 2018 CA&S Collective Achievement Award for supporting women in STEM fields.
2016.05.06 I received the Innovation in Teaching and Technology Award from the Center for Instruction and Technology (CIT).

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Sophie's research interests include data visualization and computer science education. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis under the guidance of Matt Bishop, Sean Peisert, and many others at the SecLab. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, studying networking and computer security with Ken Dick and Blaine Burnham at the Peter Kiewit Institute.

Her partner and frequent collaborator is Sean Whalen.

Pronouns: she/her (preferred), or they/them. Title: Sophie (preferred), Professor Engle, or Dr. Engle.