Mark J. T. Smith received the BS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the M.S. and PhD degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in electrical engineering. He joined the engineering faculty at Georgia Tech in 1984 and later served as the Executive Assistant to the President of the Institute from 1997 until 2001. In January, 2003, he joined the faculty at Purdue University as Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Presently he serves as Dean of the Graduate School at Purdue and holds the Michael & Katherine Birck endowed professorship.
Dr. Smith has been an active researcher for twenty-five years and has co-authored four books on signal processing, wavelets, and filter banks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a former IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Signal Processing. Dr. Smith is a past President of the ECE Department Heads Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools.