Ronald Scrofano ’01
The CLU Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to recognize Ronald Scrofano as the 2011 Outstanding Young Alumnus.
Scrofano graduated summa cum laude in 2001 with a double major in mathematics and computer science and a minor in physics. He was the first CLU student to receive the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award reserved for highly qualified student scientists, mathematicians and engineers who intend to pursue careers in these fields. In 2006, he completed his Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Southern California.
The Los Angeles resident accepted a position as a member of the technical staff at The Aerospace Corporation, a nonprofit that has provided independent technical and scientific research, development and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. The El Segundo–based corporation operates a federally funded research and development center for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and supports all national-security space programs.
Now an engineering specialist at Aerospace, Scrofano researches new computer architectures and applications related to high-performance computing.