Mike Scott's Home Page

Greetings! 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 Professor of Instruction (meaning lecturer, my primary job is teaching undergraduate classes) 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.  In between graduating from Stanford and 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

Email:              scottm@cs.utexas.edu
Office phone:   (512) 471-9785 (Email is preferred as I am currently working from home most days.)

Help Hours for Spring 2021:

  • CS314, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 - 3 pm, US Central Time Zone

Help hours are held via Zoom. Check Canvas for the Zoom links. If you cannot make these hours, please email me to request an appointment.

Courses for Spring 2021:

Extended CV

Picture of Mike Scott in his favorite tie


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."