Scott Callaghan is a software developer at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at the University of Southern California (USC). His research focuses on large-scale probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and the use of workflow technology in scientific applications. Scott received his master’s degree in High Performance Computing from USC in 2007.
Scott has a strong interest in encouraging awareness of and retention in HPC through education, outreach and mentoring. He explains HPC concepts through plastic balls in public outreach events in his hometown of St. Louis, and has served on the board of the SIGHPC Education chapter. Since 2011 he has been a staff member of the International HPC Summer School, and has served on the planning committee and as chair of the mentoring committee since 2014, supervising a formal mentoring program. For over ten years he has mentored undergraduate interns as part of the SCEC Undergraduate Summer Experience in Information Technology (UseIT), helping them to develop visualization software for seismic datasets and introducing a diverse group of students to HPC concepts.
Outside of work, Scott likes to play with his two-year-old son, curl, and knit.