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Alumnus Smith Selected to Participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Alumnus Smith Selected to Participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Prof. Michael D. Smith
Prof. Michael D. Smith

Alumnus Michael D. Smith, associate professor of information technology and marketing at Carnegie Mellon's H. John Heinz III College, was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 15th annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

Each year, talented engineers aged 30 to 45 engaged in research in a variety of disciplines come together to participate in NAE's Frontiers of Engineering symposium event. The 88 participants — from industry, academia, and government — were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 240 applicants. The symposium is scheduled for Sept. 10-12 at the National Academies' Beckman Center at the University of California, Irvine, and will examine engineering tools for scientific discovery; engineering the health care delivery system; nano/micro photonics and new applications; and resilient and sustainable infrastructures.

Smith received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) and his Masters of Science in Telecommunications Science from the University of Maryland, and received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Technology from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is on the editorial board of three leading journals and has served as the co-chair of the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics.

Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Smith worked extensively in the telecommunications and information systems industries, first with GTE in their laboratories, telecommunications, and satellite business units and subsequently with Booz Allen Hamilton as a member of their telecommunications client service team. While with GTE, Dr. Smith was awarded a patent for research applying fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence techniques to the design and operation of telecommunications networks.

Smith has received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his research into designing efficient information exchanges. He has received research awards from the Networks, Electronic Commerce, and Telecommunications Institute, the Marketing Science Institute, the Carnegie Bosch Institute, and Amazon.com. Smith is also a researcher for i-LAB, Heinz College's interdisciplinary research center.

September 4, 2009


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