Michael Smith has more than 13 years of experience in analytics, strategic planning, risk assessment, innovation, and project management. Mr. Smith currently advises several Department of Defense clients on how to adapt emerging data science, big data, and analytics practices to improve their performance. Mr. Smith currently leads a research project for Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate and manages a team of computational scientists and learning researchers developing novel methods for automated course effectiveness analytics using simulation, pattern recognition, and factor analysis.
Mr. Smith regularly publishes and presents on the topics of big data, data science, and analytics. Mr. Smith also helped develop the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) industry-leading credential for analytics, the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP), as part of the inaugural examination group as well as a study guide author (2014). Mr. Smith holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from Longwood University.