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My professional mission is to make the world safer from digital and cyber-physical threats. In an age when everything is connected, from power grids to pacemakers, the relevance of researching, building, deploying, and maintaining secure systems is increasingly important.

With my computer science and software engineering background as a foundation, I primarily work on R&D in computer security and privacy, with a data science/analytics/automation angle to most of the work I do. My current areas of focus are Internet routing security, security architecture and product evaluation, and critical infrastructure device security.

Formally, I am a Research Scientist and Principal Investigator (i.e. I lead projects and teams) at Oak Ridge National Lab in the National Security Sciences Directorate, a 4th-year PhD student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the UT Computer Security Lab, and a founder of both the annual Knoxville City Hackathon and UTK’s Hackathon.

Here’s a more detailed bio.



  • 2016-Present PhD Student

    UT Computer Security Lab
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • 2016-2017 MS, Computer Science

    Summa Cum Laude
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • 2013-2016 BS, Computer Science

    Cum Laude
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research Positions

  • 2015-Present Cyber Security Research Scientist

    Cybersecurity Research Group
    National Security Sciences Directorate
    Oak Ridge National Lab

  • 2016-Present Chancellor's Graduate Fellow

    UT Computer Security Lab
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • 2013-2016 Research Assistant

    Dr. Max Schuchard, UT-Knoxville
    Dr. Audris Mockus, UT-Knoxville
    Dr. Bruce Maclennnan, UT-Knoxville
    Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning, UT-Knoxville
    High Energy Physics Group, UT-Knoxville

Industry Positions

  • 2017-2018 Guest Teacher


  • 2014-2015 Software Security Researcher

    Advanced Security Initiatives Group
    Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • 2015-2016 Acting CTO

    NourishWise, Inc.

  • 2014-2015 Software Engineer

    M-CAM, International


Overshadow PLC to Detect Remote Control-Logic Injection Attacks

16th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA)
Hyunguk Yoo, S. Kalle, Jared M. Smith, Irfan Ahmed

Measuring Irregular Geographic Exposure on the Internet
Jordan Holland, Jared M. Smith, and Max Schuchard
Publisher's website

The Maestro Attack: Orchestrating Malicious Flows with BGP
Tyler McDaniel, Jared M. Smith, and Max Schuchard
Publisher's website

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

22nd International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC)
Jordan Holland, R. Joseph Connor, J. Parker Diamond, Jared M. Smith, and Max Schuchard

Tools, Techniques, and Methodologies: A Survey of Digital Forensics for SCADA Systems

Industrial Control System Security Workshop at the 34th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)
Rima A. Awad, Saeed Beztchi, Jared M. Smith, J. Bryan Lyles, Stacy Prowell
Publisher's website

Towards Architecture and OS-Independent Malware Detection via Memory Forensics

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS)
Rachel Petrik, Berat Arik, and Jared M. Smith
Publisher's website

An Internet-Scale Feasibility Study of BGP Poisoning as a Security Primitive
Jared M. Smith, Kyle Birkeland, Tyler McDaniel, and Max Schuchard
Publisher's website

Akatosh: Automated Cyber Incident Verification and Impact Analysis

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
Smith, Jared M., Greenlee, Elliot, Ferber, Aaron

Network Resiliency via Reactive Routing

Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium (ISOC NDSS)
Jared M. Smith and Max Schuchard

Exploring a Framework for Identity and Attribute Linking Across Heterogeneous Data Systems

2nd International Big Data Software Engineering Workshop (BigDSE) at the ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (IEEE ICSE)
Nathan Wilder, Jared M. Smith, and Audris Mockus

The Impact of Analog Computational Error on an Analog Boolean Satisfiability Solver

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Smith, Jared M. and Basford, David A and Connor, R Joseph and MacLennan, Bruce J and Holleman, Jeremy