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 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 Rensselaer 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 GDC 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 Fall 2018:

Monday and Wednesday 2 - 3 pm.

Office hours are held in the 3rd floor public computer lab in the Gates CS complex, GDC 3.302

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

Courses for Fall 2018:


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."