W. Mark Smith

Dr. W. Mark Smith was appointed leader of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Kwajalein Field Site in September 2022. Previously, he was associate leader of the Laboratory's Cyber-Physical Systems Group, where he worked on projects related to cybersecurity in the wireless domain. Over his career at the Laboratory, Smith has also managed a net-centric situational awareness program for missile warning and missile defense systems; conducted research for the U.S. Army in cooperative networking, channel measurements, and system modeling for land-mobile satellite communications; and worked as a range planner and radar systems engineer at the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein.

Prior to joining the Laboratory in 2004, Smith was a research assistant at Stanford University, where he pursued research in propagation models for terrestrial wireless communication systems in urban environments. From 1993 to 1997, he served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a space launch systems engineer for Titan II and Titan IV launch systems at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Smith received a BS degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 and MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1999 and 2004, respectively.