Prof Sofia memperoleh gelar Master of Science (M.Sc) dalam bidang Engineering Mechanics, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA pada 1988 setelah dua tahun sebelumnya, 1986, menyelesaikan pendidikan Teknik Sipil di Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. Pada 1992, Prof Sofia meraih gelar Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) di Department of Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA dengan desertasi berjudul: Rotating Annular Plate Response to Arbitrary Moving Load. Prof Sofia memulai karir di dunia akademis sebagai Teaching Assistant di almamaternya Engineering Mechanics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA pada 1988 serta menjadi Research Assistant. Sepulang ke Tanah Air, Prof Sofia kemudian menjadi staf pengajar di Departemen Teknik Sipil Universitas Tarumanagara sejak 1993, Wakil Ketua Program Magister Teknik Sipil di universitas yang sama, Wakil Rektor bidang Administrasi dan Keuangan, Ketua Program Magister Teknik Sipil, Ketua Program Doktor Teknik Sipil, Direktur Program Pascasarjana, hingga Wakil Rektor bidang Akademik Universitas Tarumanagara yang dijabatnya hingga 2009. Sejak Maret 2010, Prof Sofia kemudian bergabung dan dikukuhkan sebagai Rektor Universitas Bakrie. Di samping aktif di dunia kampus, Prof Sofia juga pernah menjabat Research & Development Manager di PT Wiratman and Associates pada 1993-1995, serta menjadi Senior Assessor Badan Akreditasi Nasional Pendidikan Tinggi (BAN PT) Departemen Pendidikan Nasional Republik Indonesia sejak 2001 hingga sekarang. Pendidikan (Education): March 1988-December 1992 Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Ph D Thesis Rotating Annular Plate Response to Arbitrary Moving Load.
January 1987-March 1988 Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
March 1986 Bachelor of Engineering- Department of Civil Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.
ARTIKEL ILMIAH (SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES) Journals Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “Numerical Dynamic Analysis of Orthotropic Plates under Localized Blast Loads”, ASEA-SEC2, Bangkok, Thailand, 3-6 November 2014.
Buntara Sthenly Gan, Dinh Kien Nguyen, Aylie Han, Sofia W Alisjahbana, “Proposal for Fast Calculation of Particle Interaction in SPH Simulations”, Computers and Fluids 104(2014) 20-29.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “Dynamic Response of Structures Loaded by Outside Blasts”, EASEC-13, Sapporo, Japan, 11-13 September 2013.
Alisjahbana, S. W., “Prinsip Dasar Mekanika Struktur”, Graha Ilmu, ISBN: 978-602-262-096-9, 2013.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “Dynamic Response of Structures Loaded by outside Blast, Proceeding the thirteen East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-13), Sapporo, Japan, September 11-13, 2013
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “Response of Orthotropic Plates to Localized Blast Load”, The First Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Perth, Australia, Nov 28-Dec 2, 2012.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “Blast Loaded Stiffened Orthotropic Concrete Plates”, the International Conference on Advances in Computational Mechanics (ACOME), August 14-16, 2012, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “Dynamic analysis of rigid roadway pavement under moving traffic loads with variable velocity”, International Journal Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics, Vol. 5, Number 2, June 2012.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “Dynamic of Rigid Roadway Pavement under Dynamic Loads”, The third International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM III), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 5-7, 2011.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “The Significance of the Thickness and the Structural Damping of an Orthotropic Plate When Subjected to Localized Blast Load” 9th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures. 16 – 18 November 2011, Fukuoka, Japan.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W., “Dynamic of Rigid Roadway Pavement under Dynamic Loads”, The third International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM III), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 5-7, 2011.
S. W. Alisjahbana, “Dinamika Struktur Pelat II”, UB Press, ISBN 978-95879-4-8, September 2011.
Alisjahbana, S. W., Wangsadinata, W. (2011), “Response of Damped Orthotropic Stiffened Plates subjected to a Stepped Triangular Blast Loading”, Proceeding of the twelfth East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Hong Kong, January 26-28, 2011.
Alisjahbana, S. W., Wangsadinata, W. (2009), “Response of Damped Orthotropic Stiffened Plates Subjected to a Blast Loading”, Proceeding 2nd International Workshop on Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Hayama, Japan, August 19-21, 2009.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W. (2008), “Dynamics Response of Rigid Concrete Pavement under Dynamic Traffic Loads”, Proceeding EASEC11, Taipei, Taiwan.
Rohit, Alisjahbana, S.W. (2008), “Response of Plate on Elastic Foundation under Harmonic Loads”, the Icfai University Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, July 2008, pp. 60.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W. (2007), “Dynamics of Orthotropic Plates with Mixed Boundary Conditions Subjected to Moving Dynamic Loads with Multiple Sudden Change of Lateral Positions”, 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Shock and Impact Load on Structures, Beijing, China.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W (2007), “Dynamic response of damped orthotropic plate on Pasternak foundation to dynamic moving loads”, Proceeding ISEC04, Melbourne, Australia.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W (2006), “Response Dynamic of Rigid Runway Pavements”, Proceeding EASEC10, Bangkok, Thailand.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W. (2006), “Dynamic Response of Rectangular Orthotropic Plate Supported by Pasternak Foundation Subjected to Dynamic Load”, Proceeding CSCE 2006 1st International Structural Specialty Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W. (2005), “Dynamic Response of Rigid Roadway Pavement”, Proceeding CONMAT05, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Alisjahbana, S. W., Wangsadinata, W., (2005). “Dynamic Response of Runway Pavements”, 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Perth, Western Australia.
Alisjahbana, S.W. (2004), Dynamic Response of Clamped Orthotropic Plate due to the Dynamic Moving Load”, Proceeding 13WCEE, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W. (2004). “Dynamic of Rigid Roadway Pavements, Proceeding CONSEC04, Korea.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W. (2004). “Perencanaan Perkerasan Kaku Jalan Raya dengan Cara Dinamik”, Prosiding Seminar Sehari Inovasi Teknologi Beton di Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Alisjahbana, S.W., Wangsadinata, W. (2003). “Dynamic of Rigid Pavement”, Proceeding 9th EASEC, Bali, Indonesia.
Alisjahbana, S.W. (2003). “Response of Clamped Orthotropic Plate Subjected to Dynamic Moving Loads”, 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Changsha, China.
Alisjahbana, S.W. (2002). “Analytical Behavior of Orthotropic Rectangular Plates under in-plane and Dynamic Moving Loads”, Proceeding WAVE2002, Okayama, Japan.
Alisjahbana, S.W. (2002). “Dynamic Response of Damped Orthotropic Plates on Kerr Foundation”, Proceeding WCEE, Yokohama, Japan.
Alisjahbana, S.W. (2002). “Dinamika Struktur Pelat”, Fakultas Teknik Sipil, Universitas Tarumanagara, ISBN: 979-95879-4-8.
Alisjahbana, S.W. (2001). “Dynamic Response and Stability Analysis of Orthotropic Plates on a Winkler Foundation”, Jurnal Teknik Sipil No.3, Th VII, Tarumanagara University.
Alisjahbana, S.W. (2000). “Response of Large Space Building Floors to Dynamic Moving Load Which Suddenly Move to Its New Position”, The 7th International Symposium on Structural Failure and Plasticity, Implast 2000, Melbourne, Australia.
Alisjahbana, S.W (2000). “Dynamic Response of Elastically Supported Rectangular Plates to a General Surface Load”, Jurnal Teknik Sipil, Tarumanagara University.
Alisjahbana, S.W. (2000). “Prinsip dasar Metode Elemen Hingga, Basic Principles of Finite Element Method”, UPT Penerbitan Untar, ISBN: 979-8127-99-4.
Alisjahbana, S.W., X.L. Zhao, M. Alikhail (2000). “Dynamic Performance of Composite Beam under Human Movement”, Jurnal Teknik Sipil, No.2, Th. VI, Tarumanagara University.
Alisjahbana, S.W., X.L. Zhao, M. Alikhail (2000). “Component of Light Weight Floor-Systems under Human Movement”, International Conference on Advances in Structural Dynamics, Hong Kong. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP   Member of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Member of WAA (Wisconsin Alumni Association)
Member of Indonesian Structural Engineer Association (HAKI)