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Scott Feister


Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science at California State University Channel Islands

Dr. Scott Feister is an interdisciplinary scholar-teacher, collaborating on projects in many areas of science and education. The LaserNetUS community is his research home. As the Outreach committee member of i-USE, Scott is working grow LaserNetUS to include scientists and stakeholders from scientific domains outside of high-power-laser science. He is also advocating for everyday choices in how we structure our LaserNetUS processes that increase diversity in our community -- especially gender, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. He was previously an Assistant Researcher at UCLA, a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Flash Center for Computational Science at University of Chicago, and a Research Scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory. He earned a Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and a B.S. at University of Notre Dame. His current focus in research is prototyping data pipelines and control systems to capture the full scientific potential of high-repetition-rate lasers. Scott’s work includes large experimental datasets, low-level data acquisition hardware, supercomputer simulations, and closing the machine learning feedback loop.


LaserNetUS Affiliations:

  • LaserNetUS i-USE Outreach Committee Member (2021-present)
  • LaserNetUS Data & Diagnostics Workshop Participant (2023)


Featured Publications:

S. Feister, K. Cassou, S. Dann, A. Döpp, P. Gauron, A. J. Gonsalves, A. Joglekar, V. Marshall, O. Neveu, H.-P. Schlenvoigt,  M. J. Streeter, C. A. J. Palmer. High Power Laser Sci. Eng. 11, 56 (2023). doi:

P. V. Heuer, S. Feister, D. B. Schaeffer, H. G. Rinderknecht. Phys. Plasmas 29 110401 (2022). doi:

J. T. Morrison, S. Feister, K. D. Frische, D. R. Austin, G. K. Ngirmang, N. R. Murphy, C. Orban, E. A. Chowdhury, W. M. Roquemore. New J. Phys. 20 022001 (2018). doi:

P. L. Poole, C. Willis, R. W. Daskalova, K. George, S. Feister, S. Jiang, J. Snyder, J. Marketon, D. W. Schumacher, K. Akli, L. van Woerkom, R. R. Freeman, and E. A. Chowdhury. Appl. Opt., 55 4613-4719 (2016). doi:

  • I-USE: Intense-light USers Engagment Committee