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Awalin Sopan

Biography

Transforming information into insights. Putting users first. Leading with compassion.

Awalin Sopan (she/they) is a data science and visualization specialist. She builds data platforms enabling users to gain meaningful insights. She earned her Master’s in Computer Science with a focus on data science and interactive visual analytics from the University of Maryland (Human-Computer Interaction Lab), College Park. As a principal data science engineer on the Sophos AI team, she developed platforms to monitor machine learning models and incorporated such models into cyber analysts’ workflow. At Mandiant, she built data science applications to tackle cyber-attacks. She also worked with healthcare workers and online community leaders analyzing public health and social network data. She brings people from different teams together and works closely with the product users. She has been published in IEEE VIS, SocialComp, KDD and SIGCHI. She is always ready to mentor and volunteer to increase the participation of women and BIPOC in STEM fields. She enjoys watching stand-up comedy and exploring the ever-evolving DC restaurant scene and the amazing national parks all around the US with her husband. Her family is spread across three continents speaking multiple languages, making her even more appreciative of the different landscapes, cultures & cuisines around the world.