Scott Owen received his B.S. from Harvey Mudd College and Ph. D. from the University of Washington, both in Chemistry. After a fourteen-year academic career in Chemistry he moved to the new Computer Science program at Georgia State University. He is currently a retired Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at GSU. His research interests were in Computer Graphics, Computer Graphics Education, and Computer Graphics in Education. He has been a long time ACM SIGGRAPH volunteer serving as Chair of the Education Committee, Director for Education, SIGGRAPH Conference Chair (1997), CAG Chair, President, Past President, Chair of the External Relations Committee, and Chair of the Nominations Committee. He received the SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award in 2018. He is currently Chair of the Governance Committee, a member of the Outstanding Service Award Committee, a member of the Nominations Committee, and the Nominations Committee representative to the SIGGRAPH Executive Committee.
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science - retired