Dr Smith has worked in industry for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company and the Kearfott Division of Singer and for a government laboratory, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The work at PP&L was in computer modeling of nuclear reactors, at Singer in inertial navigation system hardware and software design, and at NUWC in passive submarine sonar system design.
Her research is in the area of Music Information Retrieval with an emphasis on Automatic Music Transcription. She employs deep learning methods and hidden Markov models in this research.
Senior Member of the IEEE and member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Women in Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho
Member of the Society of Women Engineers