Scott received his Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science from U.C. Berkeley in May 2014. Working in the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, his research focused on full-waveform seismic imaging of the earth’s interior at the scale of the entire globe. He has been a NERSC user since 2009 and joined the User Services Group in August 2014.
Within the realm of high-performance computing, Scott's interests include parallel programming models / languages and associated runtimes, as well as parallel I/O. Much of his work on the former has focused on the partitioned global address space (PGAS) family of languages.