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; seven were awarded best paper or honorable mention at the premier HCI conferences (CHI/UIST/CSCW). 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, co-chaired the UIST 2011 program, and co-chaired the CHI 2010 systems area. He helped introduce peer assessment to open online education, and taught the first peer-assessed online course.