November 6, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.— Scott F. Kaplan, an associate professor of computer science at Amherst College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to travel and conduct research on “Adding Experimentation and Analysis to Systems Courses: Memory Management Techniques for Reducing Process Switching Delays” at the Federico Santa Maria Technical University and Adolfo Ibanez University in Valparaiso, Chile from January through June.

A 1995 graduate of Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Kaplan has taught at the college since 1999, the year he received a doctorate in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. His research in computer memory has concentrated on compressed caching.

Kaplan is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries in the 2006-07 academic year as Fulbright Scholars. Established in 1946 by the late Senator William J. Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Scholar Program seeks to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the world.