Scott Jones is a writer, editor, and strategic communications professional with seventeen years of marketing and public relations experience. He has served as lead writer, content project manager, and marketing and strategic communications lead for numerous initiatives at two national labs as well as a freelance writer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the popular scientific press. His bylines include LiveScience, U.S. News & World Report, and Space.com, to name a few.
- 2016 – present Communications Manager, Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
- 2014 – 2016 Coordinating Writer/Editor, Energy and Global Security Directorate, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL
- 2008 – 2014 Senior Writer, Oak Ridge Leadership Facility and UT-ORNL National Institute for Computational Sciences, ORNL
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville M.S. in Science Communication, 2011
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville B.S. in Journalism and Electronic Media, 2003
- Serves as the Communications Manager for ORNL’s Computing directorate, home to lab research efforts in quantum, AI, data science, and high-performance computing.
- Serves as ORNL Computing’s communications liaison to federal partner organizations such as the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the Exascale Computing Project.
- Led ORNL’s strategic messaging for quantum, AI, and data science.
- Served as communications lead for the launch of ORNL’s Quantum Science Center, one of five DOE quantum information science research centers.
- Counts nearly 2 decades of experience in writing about high-performance computing and post-exascale computing architectures as well as next-generation technologies such as artificial intelligence and QIS.