Associate Professor of Computer Engineering

Office: Engineering and Technology (ET) 222
Office hours (Fall 2011): MWF 10:40-11:30
E-mail: jasmith .at. boisestate .dot. edu

Teaching (follow link for other semesters)

    Spring 2012 Semester (planned)
    ECE 432/532                 Computer Architecture (Cross-listed as COMPSCI 441/541)
    ECE 631 Digital Systems Test & Testable Design

    Fall 2011 Semester
    ECE 212                       Circuit Analysis and Design
    ECE 212L                     Circuit Analysis and Design Lab
    ECE 310                       Microelectronic Circuits (cover first week while Vishal Saxena is out of town)

    Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Semesters
    Dr. Smith was on sabbatical.

Spring 2010 Semester
    ECE 432/532                 Computer Architecture (Cross-listed as COMPSCI 441/541)
ECE 632                       Advanced Computer Architecture

    Fall 2009 Semester  
    ECE 497/597  Special Topics: Bioinformatics Algorithms and Computing Hardware
    Spring 2009 Semester  
    ECE 631  Digital Systems Test & Testable Design
    ECE 322  Microelectronic Circuits
    ECE 322L  Microelectronic Circuits Lab
    ECE 482  Senior Design II (lectures on digital test, macroeconomics, and microeconomics)

    Dr. Smith's research area is bioinformatics with specialization in non-coding RNA (ncRNA) gene search.
    Specifically, improvements to speed and efficacy of covariance-model-based ncRNA search through
    modifications to algorithms, improved model parameter estimation, and special-purpose computing architectures.

    Publications (follow link for complete list)

    Smith, "RNA Search with Decision Trees and Partial Covariance Models," IEEE Trans. on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, pp. 517-527, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009.
    Smith & Wiese, "Integrating Thermodynamic and Observed-Frequency Data for Non-coding RNA Gene Search," Trans. Computational
        Systems Biology X
, pp. 124-142, Corrado Priami ed., Springer, 2008.

    Dr. Smith's ScholarWorks page

    IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB)
        - Special Sessions Chair 2009, General Chair 2008, Technical Co-Chair (2007 with Dr. Kay C. Wiese & 2006 with Dr. L. Gwenn Volkert), Proceedings Chair 2005
    IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)
        - Special Session Co-Chair (2007 with Dr. Madhu Chetty & 2006 with Dr. Kay C. Wiese)
    Web Coordinator for Society of Women Engineers, Region J (Northwestern United States)
Mentor for MentorNet
    Faculty Advisor, Kappa Pi Chapter (BSU) of Eta Kappa Nu
    Former Micro-Mouse Chair, IEEE Region 6 Northeast Area


    Registered Professional Engineer, State of Idaho, Number 11158
    Senior Member, IEEE
    Member, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    Member, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) electrical engineering honor society