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Michael L. Scott
Arthur Gould Yates Professor of Engineering
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
2010 “Last Lecture”       2020 Riker Teaching Award

Named Professorship
2018 HSEAS Lifetime Achievement Award


Research Projects

Programming Language Pragmatics, Fourth Edition

Shared-Memory Synchronization, Second Edition

PLP 4e cover art

Click here for a list of known errata.

Published December, 2015
Fifth edition currently in production, co-authored by
Joanathan Aldrich of Carnegie-Mellon University

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

Look for it in your favorite bookstore, or on-line.
PLP 3e cover art    PLP 2e cover art    PLP 1e cover art

SMS 2e cover art

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known errata.

Published February, 2024
Co-authored by Trevor Brown of the University of Waterloo

First edition copyright © 2013; Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Download the book from Springer Nature,
or check your library for a series subscription.
SMS 1e cover art
Click here for a list of 1e errata.


Current Graduate Students

Ph.D. Graduates

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

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