Robert Smith


Professional Experience

IT Senior Engineer – Virtual Engineering and Simulation Systems

Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, MI
Over 25 years of leadership responsibility for designing, developing and managing solutions in the Test Engineering, CAE Systems, Simulation Management, and Virtual Manufacturing Engineering Systems arenas using a wide variety of tools and technologies. Most recently involved in the application of Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems – Open Data Services (ASAM-ODS) to global-scale engineering test data management applications.

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Computer Sciences Corporation
Ann Arbor, MI
Software developer and project leader on two mission critical systems for the Environmental Protection Agency: the Engine Systems Information DBMS and Evaporative Emissions Information DBMS for the Certification Division of the EPA at the Motor Vehicle Lab to implement the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

Senior Scientist

Vector Research, Incorporated
Software developer, systems analyst, system operations manager, DBA and ADP security custodian on a wide variety of projects and assignments on military and health care contracts. In addition to computer systems activities, was heavily involved in operations research, statistical analysis, and modeling projects.


Bachelor of Science

Mathematics and Computer Science
Eastern Michigan University

Master of Science

Computer Science
Eastern Michigan University

Terence Smith

Vice President

Professional Experience

Research Assistant

Helped develop and implement a network of biological monitoring stations across the Upper Peninsula of Northern Michigan.

Biological Science Technician

Helped implement modern GIS management technology at the Ottowa National Forest.  Incorporated decades of accumulated wildlife data into the updated system.  Aided in GPS identification and management of timber resources.  Fought wildfires in Nevada and Arizona.

Graduate Research Assistant

Developed mathematical model of the growth of photosynthetic biofilms on the Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactor.  Grew photosynthetic biofilms at both pilot and industrial scale for the tertiary treatment of domestic wastewater, while simultaneously producing algal biomass for the conversion to different bioproducts, including bio-diesel, bio-gas, and pharmacologically valuable pigments.  Managed a team of undergraduate researchers on multiple related related products.  Developed new designs to maximize treatment efficiency at bench, pilot, and industrial scale.


Associate of Science

Math and Science
Washtenaw Community College

Bachelor of Science

Applied Ecology and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University

Masters of Science

Biological Engineering (pending)
Utah State University

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