Scott Valcourt is an associate teaching professor at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University's Portland, ME campus. He teaches courses and learning modules in computer science to advance educational and research opportunities in Maine. His areas of focus include cyberinfrastructure, broadband expansion, telehealth, computer science education (K-20), cybersecurity, AR/VR/XR, and high-performance computing (HPC).
Named "one of the most powerful people in networking" by NetworkWorld Magazine in 2001, Scott has been part of the development process for over a dozen networking technologies as a consortium manager and director of the UNH InterOperability Laboratory from 1993-2004 and as a Research Project Manager in the UNH Computer Science department. Scott was the principal investigator (PI) of Network NH Now, a collaboration of public and private partners, that developed critically needed broadband expansion across NH through more than 750 miles of new and existing fiber and microwave technologies. Scott was the co-PI of the New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning Program that developed a NH broadband plan through a concentrated collection of local, regional and sector-based planning efforts, and serves as a technical consultant to NH GRANIT, the NH GIS clearinghouse, that is developing a more accurate broadband map for NH agencies to assess the state of broadband availability and invest federal and state funds in expanding broadband access to those locations where broadband is lacking.
Scott received his doctorate in Engineering: Systems Design from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. He completed his dissertation on "The Identification of Major Factors in the Deployment of a Science DMZ at Small Institutions," and earned a cognate in college teaching simultaneously. He completed his master's in computer science from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire, where he submitted his thesis on "A Method for the Incorporation of Demand Priority Framing of 100VG-AnyLAN in the TCP/IP Protocol." He has a bachelor's degree in computer science with mathematics emphasis from Saint Anselm College, where he graduated cum laude.