The Power of Examples
Scott is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He co-directs the Human-Computer Interaction Group and holds the Bredt Faculty Scholar development chair. Organizations around the world use his lab's open-source design tools and curricula; several books and popular press articles have covered his research and teaching. He has been awarded the Katayanagi Emerging Leadership Prize, Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER award, Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles; six have been awarded best paper or honorable mention at the premier HCI conferences (CHI and UIST). His former graduate students are leading professors, researchers, founders, social entrepeneurs, and engineers. He has a dual BA in Art-Semiotics and Computer Science from Brown University, Graphic Design work at RISD, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He serves on the editorial board of TOCHI and HCI, was the program co-chair of UIST 2011, and co-chaired the systems area of CHI 2010. He helped introduce peer assessment to open online education, and taught the first peer-assessed online course.