Me at the Oregon coast.

Adam A. Smith

Office: 6795 Med Sci


My doctoral work was with Mark Craven, developing algorithms for the EDGE project. We developed machine learning methods to discriminate toxins based on gene expression levels. The ultimate goal of the EDGE project is to make the analysis of industrial chemicals faster, cheaper, and more accurate. My dissertation is here.

Curriculum Vitae

My full CV is here. In addition, here is my research statement and teaching statement.


Undergrad Publications

Source Code

The source code for tools I've written for scientific computation in Java are available here, as part of my work with time series analysis.


I'm from the state of Oregon in the U.S., though I was raised up and down the Pacific coast. I earned my B.A. in Computer Science/Mathematics (combined major) and Physics with Honors from Lewis & Clark College in 1999, and my M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin in 2002.


I don't teach at present, though I'm working on a Delta teaching certificate to supplement my Ph.D. In addition to extra teaching classes, I'm working on an Astronomy teaching program called cSky.


My personal page is located here.


  • Didn't you write The Wealth of Nations? No, that was some other guy.

  • How about the U.S. rep from Washington's 9th Congressional District? Nope. Do I look like a politician?

  • The retired Canadian hockey player? Lord, no. I can barely stay upright on the ice.

  • The computer science professor at Penn State? Closer, but still no.

  • Why do you include your middle initial in your name? Isn't that kind of pretentious? Too many Smiths in this world, and too many Adam Smiths. See the previous questions.