Joshua R. Smith
Joshua R. Smith is a Senior Researcher at Intel Research Seattle, and an Affiliate Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He works on new approaches to sensing and signal processing to create ubiquitous computing systems that are smarter, safer, and more secure. Most recently he has been working on wirelessly powered, RFID-compatible sensing devices. His team recently built the first wirelessly powered 3 axis accelerometer system.
Previously Mr. Smith co-invented an automotive passenger sensing system that is now widely deployed as Honda's Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), standard in most Honda cars. He also invented FiberFingerprint, a security technique for extracting a unique fingerprint for an ordinary piece of paper, and published an early influential paper on digital watermarking, the technique for embedding imperceptible "tag" information in multimedia data. He has B.A. degrees in Computer Science and in Philosophy from Williams College, an M.A. in Physics from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.