Kevin M. Smith

Environmental Engineer & Scientist
Developing Open Platforms for Environmental Monitoring

 

Research Interests

Exploring emerging pathways for the peaceful promotion of access to food, sanitation, and clean water as human rights.

  • Can we make the best of a globalized world where it is more common to own a mobile phone than to have access to a secure source of water?
  • Can existing infrastructure be used grow inclusive worldwide networks for recording, reporting, and responding to environmental data?
  • What roles do citizen science, hydroinformatics, the maker culture, and STEM education play in realizing a democratic resource management future?

Education

Tufts University in Medford and Somerville, MA
PhD. Student, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
NSF IGERT Fellow in Water and Diplomacy

Columbia University in New York, NY
Bachelor of Science, May 2013
Earth and Environmental Engineering
Water Resources and Climate Risks

Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH
Bachelor of Arts, May 2013
Environmental Studies, min. Physics

Expertise

Real Time Environmental Feedback Systems
Environmental Field Methods
Digital Electronics Design
Instrumentation Design
Physical Computing
Machine Learning
Computer Science

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