Spencer Callicott is one of Mississippi State's Presidential Endowed Scholars, mentored by Dr. Thomas Anderson, and a member of the Shackhouls Honors College. Spencer’s affiliation with the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2) and Distributed Analytics and Security Institute at Mississippi State University was first acquired in 2014 through QUEST, a summer engineering program offered by the Bagley College of Engineering. His past research has included High Performance Graph Analytics and the application of Machine Learning based Topic Modelling under Dr. Nitin Sukhija as well as a study on network security at Lawrence Berkeley National labs as a Sustainable Pathways Fellow during the summer of 2016. He currently works under Dr. Stefano Ianucci on creating a Big-data benchmark for High performance cybersecurity systems.
He is the son of Steve and Andrea Callicott of Bryant, Arkansas.