Melissa Smith
Dr. Melissa C. Smith serves as the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Graduate Studies and is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Smith received her B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1994) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University and a Ph.D. (2003) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Before her appointment at Clemson in 2006, Dr. Smith was a research associate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). While at ORNL, her research activities included high-energy and nuclear physics instrumentation, machine learning, and high-performance and reconfigurable computing for real-time systems and scientific computation. Dr. Smith has over 25 years of experience developing, implementing, and optimizing scientific workloads and machine learning applications on emerging heterogeneous computing architectures for various application domains, including image processing, speech processing, and health care. Her group collaborates with researchers in other fields to develop new approaches to the application/architecture interface, providing interdisciplinary solutions that enable new scientific advancements and capabilities. Dr. Smith is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She received the YMCA Stratford Award for Diversity and Inclusion in 2017, the Award of Distinction from the Clemson National Scholars Program in 2009, and the Tribute to Women Award in Science and Technology from the YWCA in 2006.
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