Jared has significant experience in cyber security, from leading projects in pure and applied academic and industry research, to pentesting web applications, networks, and vehicles, to building tools. Jared works on cutting edge computer security R&D at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is working on his PhD in Computer Science and Computer Security, and has previous security experience at Cisco Systems and several security startups.

Jared founded and led his university’s student-led computer security organization, founded and led his university’s inaugural hackathon, teaches Security, Data Science, and DevOps at Treehouse, has given over 10 conference and meetup talks on everything from Security to Data Science to Python and Rust, and is a published author in top-tier ACM and IEEE academic conferences.

Jared is actively involved in thinking up the next great things and building them. He has won many pitch competitions and technical hackathons, advises a number of high-growth and lifestyle companies, actively mentors at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center in his hometown, and has held the CTO role for several successful startups.


  • PhD 2017 - Present

    PhD in Computer Science (In-Progress)

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • MS 2017

    MS in Computer Science

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • BS 2013 - 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

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

Network Resiliency via Reactive Routing

Extended AbstractPoster
Jared M. Smith, Max Schuchard
Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium
Publication year: 2017