Michael Smith

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Michael Smith
Professor of Systems and Information Engineering

University of Virginia

Department of Systems and Information Engineering

OLS 113C

Charlottesville, VA

Phone (434) 924-0320


Michael Smith earned his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His experience involves teaching, research, and application of a broad spectrum of management science and operations management techniques with emphasis on systems analysis, design, and evaluation problems in public and private sector settings. He served on the Industrial Engineering faculties at Oregon State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia before joining Science Applications International Corporation where he was a Senior Scientist from 1983-2004. His technical expertise spans applied quantitative methods, strategic planning, technology evaluation, and organizational assessment. He has worked across a variety of application domains including manufacturing, transportation, defense, and health care.

1977 Ph.D, Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri – Columbia

1974 M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

1971 B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Research Interests

  • Transportation Policy and Analysis
  • Transportation Security
  • Commercial Vehicle Operations
  • Transportation Systems Management and Operations
  • Manufacturing Technology and Management

Research and Publications

Smith, M., Lockwood, S, and Duffy, K. (2009). Costing Asset Protection: An All Hazards Guide for Transportation Agencies. NCHRP Report 525, Surface Transportation Security, Volume 15, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.

Smith, M., Lockwood, S, and Duffy, K. (2005). A Self-Study Course on Terrorism-Related Risk Management of Highway Infrastructure. Surface Transportation Security Volume 4, NCHRP REPORT 525.

Smith, M., et al (2003). Recommendations For Bridge and Tunnel Security, Blue Ribbon Panel on Bridge and Tunnel Security. prepared on behalf of the AASHTO/FHWA Blue Ribbon Panel on Bridge and Tunnel Security, Publication No. FHWA-IF-03-036.

Smith, M., et al (2003). Port of Genoa High Level Security Needs Assessment – Technical Assistance to the Genoa Port Authority. Prepared for the Port Authority of Genoa.

Smith, M. and Hoopengardner, R. (2002). Process Review of Commercial Cargo Facility Operations at U.S. Ports of Entry. prepared for the United States Customs Service under Contract Number GS-10F-0091L, Order Number CS-H-02-00405-9/0001.

Smith, M. and Bauer, J. (2002). Regional Transportation Operations Collaboration and Coordination – A Primer for Working Together to Improve Transportation Safety, Reliability, and Security. Prepared for the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Publication No.: FHWA-OP-03-008.

Smith, M. et al (2002). A Guide to Highway Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Asset Identification and Protection. Prepared for The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Security Task Force As National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 20-07/Task 151B.

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