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Scott McDermott

Associate Chair, Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Science


Dr. McDermott received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall of 2014 and joined the Loyola faculty in the Fall of 2015. Prior to that, Dr. McDermott was an Instructor for the College of Business at Southeastern Louisiana University for ten years. 

Dr. McDermott’s main topics of research span the fields of physics, music, and computer science.  Specifically, he is interested in the reproduction and analysis of realistic sound in 3D virtual environments. He has recently moved his focus to accurate acoustic representation in virtual reality systems.


McDermott, S. (2014, December). Dissertation - An Analysis of Accurate, Real-Time Reproduction of 3D Acoustics in Virtual Environments (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. AAT 3687696).

McDermott, S., Chu, C.H. (2007, November 30). An Exploration of Virtual 3D Sound. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122(5), 3050. New Orleans, Louisiana. doi: 10.1121/1.2942871.