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Scott E. Carpenter

Scott Carpenter is an Information Analyst and Agile Project Manager at Houghton Associates, Inc., and a Doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University.  In his current working roles, Mr. Carpenter analyzes a wide variety of technical problems in aviation and aerospace, much of which is conducted at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and involves cost-benefit analysis of complex systems.


Prior to his recent position, Mr. Carpenter managed co-located and separated software development teams at Charles Schwab, Smith Breeden Associates, and Fidelity Investments.  Furthermore, Mr. Carpenter has over 20 years of technical software engineering experience in computer graphics, data communications, protocol analysis, pharmaceutical, code analysis, finance, and aviation / aerospace.  He specializes in software development using Java, C++, and SQL, and process management and improvement.  He has also worked for IBM, Attachmate, and Quintiles.


Mr. Carpenter achieved his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2003, and is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He has successfully managed numerous projects, using a variety of processes, tools, and techniques.  Mr. Carpenter believes that strong team-based collaboration is very important when producing strong technical solutions.  He currently favors agile practices, which he has championed and established within several organizations.


Mr. Carpenter earned his BS degree in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1989, and his MS degree, also in computer engineering, from Case Western Reserve University in 1993.  His master’s project involved an artificial intelligence (AI) based tutoring system.  Mr. Carpenter’s interests include:  autonomous vehicles, intelligent agents, stochastic simulation, software engineering, business analysis, project management optimizations, and predictive analytical analysis of the art market.


Mr. Scott E. Carpenter was named in honor of the American astronaut, Mr. Scott M. Carpenter, who was selected as one of the original seven Mercury Astronauts.  Although they share no direct family history, Mr. Carpenter strongly admires his namesake and expresses his deepest thanks to his parents, as the family names being handed down to sons prior to his birth were primarily limited to “Clarence”, “Eugene”, and “Earl”.  Considering that he may have thus been given one of those names, Scott likes very much the name that he was ultimately given.


Mailing Address:                  Scott Carpenter

                                                1936 Amity Hill Ct.

                                                Raleigh, NC  27612


Phone:                                   919-413-5083


Email:                                    scarpen@ncsu.edu                          (Academic)

                                                scarpenter44@windstream.net      (Personal)