Welcome to Visualization and Graphics Lab (VGL) at the University of San Francisco!

We are a group of faculty and students that meet regularly to discuss and work on research in the data visualization and graphics fields. Learn more about us, our latest news, papers, current projects, relevant courses, and upcoming events.

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Students, interested in data visualization research? We sponsor directed studies for both undergraduate and graduate computer science students. However, we ask that you are willing to make a 2 semester commitment. If you are interested, please contact us for details.

Latest News

Check out this visualization of the CS department growth and achievements since 2000 (click to view interactive version):

Posted March 20, 2017 by Sophie Engle

Our open-access paper "Unboxing Cluster Heatmaps" is now published in BMC Bioinformatics, Volume 18 (Supplement 2):63 — Proceedings of the Symposium on Biological Data Visualization at VIS 2016!

Posted February 23, 2017 by Sophie Engle

We will hold weekly lab meetings in Spring 2017 every Thursday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in LS 103.

Everyone (even those with little to no visualization background) are welcome to attend, but will be expected to participate. This includes participating in project discussions, presenting and discussing papers, and participating in visualization contests.

Posted December 13, 2016 by Sophie Engle

We will be offering the following courses during the Spring 2017 semester:

  • CS 360 Data Visualization
    Sophie Engle • MWF 2:15pm–3:20pm • LS 307

  • CS 486/686 Special Topics: Human Computer Interaction
    Beste Yuksel • TR 12:45pm–2:30pm • LS 307

As usual, you may also approach any of us to participate in a directed study if you are interested in visualization research.

Posted November 28, 2016 by Sophie Engle

The Department of Computer Science is now hiring for two Assistant Professor positions: a tenure-track position (heavier research load) and a full-time renewable position (heavier teaching load). All CS sub-disciplines will be considered!

The @USFCS department is a diverse and growing community with 10 full-time faculty members, over 200 undergraduate CS majors, and over 50 masters students. While we are growing, the CS department maintains small class sizes with 30 or fewer students, project-based learning, and a high degree of student-teacher interaction. Several faculty members are NSF funded and collaborate with institutions in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted October 20, 2016 by Sophie Engle

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