Hi, my name is Saturnino (“Sat”) Garcia and I’m an associate professor of computer science in the Computer Science department at the University of San Diego. My research is in the area of computer science education.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2012 from UC San Diego where I was advised by Michael Taylor. Before that, I graduated from Drexel University in 2005 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. While there, I worked with Drs. Moshe Kam and Kapil Dandekar. Going even further back, I was born and raised in the small town of Willard, Ohio.

People often inquire into the origin of my name. I shared my name with my father, a 1st generation Mexican-American whose purchase of a Tandy computer set me on my path to computer science.