Mike Scott's Home PagePicture of Mike Scott in his favorite tie

Greetings! In the spirit of my friend Robert Duvall of Duke University I want to make sure you are in the right place. "Mike Scott" is a very common name. I am not the lead singer of the Waterboys,  nor am I the former major league pitcher. I am not this computer scientist. And I am not the fictional character from the television show The Office. I am a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin in the Computer Science Department. 

I was raised in St. Charles, Missouri.  I was an undergraduate at Stanford University receiving a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.  I later attended Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and received a M.S. in Computer Science.  Before becoming a full time teacher I spent some time doing something completely different.

My office is Gates 6.304 in the north tower, Dell Computer Science Hall

How to contact me:

Email:              scottm@cs.utexas.edu
Office phone:   (512) 471-9785 (email is preferred)

Office Hours for Spring  2015 - MW 3 - 4:30 pm, F 8:30 - 9:30 am. Office hours are held in the 3rd floor GDC Lab.

If you cannot make these hours email me to request an appointment.

Spring 2015 classes:



Extended CV

Various quotes on life and a few on computer science. Many of them are from Garrison Keillor of A Prairie Home Companion who, in the words of my friend Tim Hullar, "Speaks to my condition."