Scott Jensen

Scott Jensen

Associate Professor
School of Information Systems & Technology

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
Data Science for All Seminar Series
Big Data and Cybersecurity Center

San José State University
One Washington Square 
San José, CA 95192-0244




Preferred: (408) 924-3487

Office Hours (Fall 2019)

Tuesday    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday   3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Office Location

BT 252


Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science, Indiana University - Bloomington, 2010


I am an associate professor in the Department of Management Information Systems at San Jose State University and my academic and professional background is in business and technology. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University in 2010 (An Adaptable Repository for Complex Scientific Metadata), and prior to starting at San Jose State in 2013 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Data to Insight Center at Indiana University with a focus on the use of metadata and provenance in the management of large scientific data sets. In the Fall of 2013 I joined the MIS Department here at San Jose State as part of the University's multi-disciplinary cluster initiative in Big Data and Cybersecurity. My research interests are in Big Data, distributed systems, data wrangling, metadata and data governance, and teaching Big Data.

My prior academic experience includes a Masters in Computer Science from DePaul University in Chicago with a concentration in databases (while I was working at Price Waterhouse), and a Masters in Accountancy ('86) and B.S. in Accounting ('84) from Southern Illinois University.

Prior to pursuing my Ph.D. (my midlife crisis), I worked for over 15 years in software development and professional services at Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, and Arthur Andersen; including software programming, software design, product management, and client management.