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Scott Barlowe

Scott Barlowe

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Computer Science

Contact Information

Office: 431 Stillwell Building
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Scott Barlowe joined Western Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in 2013. Dr. Barlowe received a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at UNC-Charlotte in 2011. He also has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology, both from Appalachian State University.


  • Ph D, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • MS, Appalachian State University
  • BS, Appalachian State University

Teaching Interests

Dr. Barlowe enjoys teaching a wide range of courses including introductory computer science, data structures, graphics, computer organization, computer networking, and technology ethics.

Research Interests

Dr. Barlowe's research interests span a variety of areas including visualization, data mining, bioinformatics, HCI, and serious game development. His primary interest is searching for visualization techniques that aid in understanding large, multidimensional datasets. Challenges include finding an automatic analysis approach which meets user goals for revealing interesting data features and then finding methods to coherently tie the features together so that visualizations are efficient and easily interpreted. Dr. Barlowe's dissertation work concentrated on integrating novel visualizations, interactions, and signal processing for revealing hidden features in a protein flexibility model.

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