The Data Visualization Speaker Series (DVSS) brings world-renowned speakers from academia and industry to campus to discuss visualization process and practice, fostering a socially engaged community of visualization practitioners and researchers.

About DVSS

The Data Visualization Speaker Series (DVSS) was established in Spring 2014 as an interdisciplinary effort by professors Scott Murray in Design and Alark Joshi and Sophie Engle in Computer Science. Events in this series are open to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni of USF and are open to the public.


DVSS is organized by the Visualization and Graphics Lab in the College of Arts and Sciences. This group includes faculty both from the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Art & Architecture.

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Events are announced to the USF community through campus emails and the events calendar, and to the public through the Data Visualization Group in the Bay Area meetup. We ask that all non-USF affiliated individuals register through the meetup group to ensure we have enough space.


This speaker series is generously supported by the Office of the Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco. Thanks to this sponsorship, we are able to cover the costs of renting event space, audio/visual equipment and video recording, food and drink, honorariums, and poster design for event promotion.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? We offer several benefits such as advertisement opportunities, the ability to have a table at the event, and more. Email for details!