Scott F. Kaplan

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I am a Professor of Computer Science at Amherst College, and I am currently chair of the Department of Computer Science.


For the Fall 2019 semester, I will be teaching:

[Full course listing, past and present]


If you would like to meet with me for advising, office hours, possible thesis topics, or for any other reason, please schedule a time:

You are also welcome to roll the dice and stop by my office to see if I'm available.

Letters of recommendation: If you want to ask me for a letter of recommendation, please read this document describing how to approach the process before you ask.


I perform experimental systems research, primarily in the area of OS- and runtime-level memory systems. I'm interested in understanding the ways in which a program can use memory, and how a system can find and then respond to patterns of memory use. Below are links to current projects, past projects, papers, etc.

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Scott F. Kaplan