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 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.


  • MS/PhD 2017 - Present

    MS/PhD in Computer Science (In-Progress)

    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

Akatosh: Automated Cyber Incident Verification and Impact Analysis

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

Network Resiliency via Reactive Routing

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

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

PaperWorkshopWorkshop Talk
Nathan Wilder, Jared M. Smith, Audris Mockus
Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Big Data Software Engineering at the ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, 19-25
Publication year: 2016