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Michael L. Scott
Arthur Gould Yates Professor of Engineering
Chair, Department of Computer Science
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Rochester, NY 14627-0226
Michael Scott's email address
3401 Wegmans Hall
phone (585) 275-7745, 5478; fax 273‑4556


2006 Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing
Press releaseAward citationAcceptance speech
Press Release for the Java 6 SynchronousQueue

ACM Fellow listing UR press release
IEEE Fellow listing
AAAS Fellow listingUR press release

Commencement addresses: 2003 URCS;
2021 AS&E+SMD Master’s degrees; 2021 URCS

2001 Goergen Teaching Award
Acceptance speech “How I Teach” essay
Last Lecture
2020 Riker Teaching Award

Named Professorship
2018 HSEAS Lifetime Achievement Award


    2020 Summer School on Concurrency     Hydra Distributed Systems Conference

Research Projects

Programming Language Pragmatics, Fourth Edition

Shared-Memory Synchronization

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Published December, 2015

Third edition copyright © 2009
Second edition copyright © 2006
First edition copyright © 2000

Look for it in your favorite bookstore, or on-line.
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Published June, 2013

Download it from Morgan & Claypool,
or check your library for a series subscription.

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Click here for a list of known errata.


Current Graduate Students


Ph.D. Graduates

in the woods in Maine (Picture courtesy of Erin Scott)

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