Jared M. Smith

Security Researcher and Computer Scientist

Recent News

ORNL article on forensics research published! Link here.

Paper on BGP-Enabled DDoS defense system published at 2018 IEEE S&P! Video here.

Spoke at RSA 2018 on my DHS Transition to Practice Program project!

Successfully defended MS Thesis on routing around DDoS attacks with reactive BGP!

Paper on breaking cryptocurrency solo mining pools accepted to Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2018!

Awarded the University of Tennessee’s most prestigious graduate fellowship!

Won grant from the US Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems program for 3-years of funding on SCADA/ICS forensics research!


  • PhD Jan. 2017 - Present

    PhD Student in Computer Science

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • MS Dec. 2017

    MS in Computer Science

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • BS Aug. 2013 - Dec. 2016

    BS in Computer Science

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Industry and Research Positions

See the about page for more positions I have held in industry.

"People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones." - Donald Knuth

Featured Publications

Routing Around Congestion: Defeating DDoS Attacks and Adverse Network Conditions via Reactive BGP Routing

Conference Paper
Jared M. Smith, Max Schuchard
39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
Publication year: 2018

Not So Predictable Mining Pools: Attacking Solo Mining Pools by Bagging Blocks and Conning Competitors

Conference Paper
Jordan Holland, Joseph Connor, Parker Diamond, Jared M. Smith, Max Schuchard
Financial Cryptography and Data Security, in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication year: 2018

Akatosh: Automated Cyber Incident Verification and Impact Analysis

DemoExtended AbstractPoster
Jared M. Smith, Elliot Greenlee, Aaron Ferber
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Publication year: 2017