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Dr. Smith joined the WFU faculty in July of 2019. Prior to that he served over 20 years in the Army in a variety of positions. Most recently he taught graduate level Operations Research at the Air Force Institute of Technology, served as a center director for an Operations Research center, and taught Probability and Statistics at West Point.

  • Ph D, University of Virginia (Systems Engineering) - 2013
  • MS, University of Texas - Austin (Operations Research) - 2007
  • MS, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Engineering Management) - 2002
  • BS, West Point (Systems Engineering) - 1997

Research Interests

  • Data science
  • Decision Analysis
  • Business Analytics

Teaching Interests

  • Data science
  • Decision Analysis
  • Business Analytics

  • Smith, C. ,  Scherer, W. T. ,  Todd, A. , &  Maxwell, D. T. (2019). Quantitative approaches to representing the value of information within the intelligence cycle. In (Ed.), National Security: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice (pp. 459--478). : IGI Global.
  • Smith, C. ,  Scherer, W. T. , &  Todd, A. (2016). Stepping back from the trees to see the forest: a network approach to valuing intelligence. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 6 (1), 72.
  • Smith, C. ,  Scherer, W. T. , &  Carr, S. (2016). Value of intelligence applied to networks. In (Ed.), Environment Systems and Decisions (pp. 85-91). : Springer.
  • Parnell, G. S. ,  Smith, C. , &  Moxley, F. I. (2010). Intelligent adversary risk analysis: A bioterrorism risk management model. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 30 (1), 32--48.
  • Ezell, B. , &  Collins, A. (2010). Response to Parnell, Smith, and Moxley, Intelligent Adversary Risk Analysis: A Bioterrorism Risk Management Model, Risk Analysis, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2010. Risk Analysis, 30 (6)