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

Help Hours (aka Office hours) for summer 2024:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm, in GDC 3.302, the main CS Department public computing lab.

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

Summer 2024 Teaching

Extended CV

Picture of Mike Scott in his favorite tieMike Scott - Circa 2010
Mike Scott - Circa 2018


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."