He is a Professor at the University of Washington's Department of Electrical Engineering, in the Embedded Systems and VLSI group, and an Adjunct in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His work is focused around FPGAs, chips that can be programmed and reprogrammed to implement complex digital logic. His interests are the application of FPGA technology to situations that can make use of their novel features: high-performance computing, reconfigurable subsystems for system-on-a-chip, computer architecture education, hyperspectral image compression, and other areas. His work encompasses VLSI, CAD, and applications of these devices. He is editor (with Andre' DeHon) of a book on reconfigurable computing: Scott Hauck, Andre' DeHon (editors), Reconfigurable Computing: The Theory and Practice of FPGA-Based Computation", Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier, 2008.