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Biographical Sketch
I received a BS (1993) and MS (1994) in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University and a PhD (2003) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

I joined the ECE faculty at Clemson in the Fall 2006 semester. I am a senior member of IEEE and actively involved in mentoring programs for young scientists and engineers.

From 1994 to 2006, I worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where I was involved in a variety of research activities including high-energy and nuclear physics instrumentation (Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL, the PHENIX particle physics experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and the Nuclear Weapons Inspection System (NWIS) program), sub-micron CMOS circuit design (analog, digital, and mixed signal), fault tolerant sensor networks, software defined radio, and high-performance and reconfigurable computing for real-time systems and scientific computation.

In 2004, I began collaborations with the now Future Technologies Group at ORNL where we conducted research on emerging computing architectures including Reconfigurable Computing.  Here at Clemson, I have continued to be involved with research at ORNL with some of the top research scientists in the country.

While at the University of Tennessee, in addition to my research at ORNL, I conducted research in the Microelectronic Systems Laboratory in the area of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computers. While at Florida State University, I was a research assistant with Dr. Alan George in the High-performance Computing and Simulation Research Laboratory, which has now expanded to include a lab both at the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering and at the University of Florida.

My current research activities and interests focus on architectures and systems for High-Performance Computing. This work includes applications of these architectures in signal processing, data acquisition, software defined radio, and computing applications as accelerators. Her current research focuses on the application of GPUs, Xeon-Phi and reconfigurable architectures (FPGAs) for embedded systems and high-performance computing, including performance analysis and modeling, application development, and methodologies.




Associate Professor

E-mail: smithmc at clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-2119 (office)
Fax: 864-656-5190
Clemson University
ECE Dept.
POB 340915, 100-G Riggs
Clemson, SC 29634-0915