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D. Hudson Smith

D. Hudson SmithAssistant Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Watt Family Innovation Center

Ph.D., 2016 - Ohio State University
B.S., 2011 - Erskine College
B.A., 2011 - Erskine College

Contact Information
Office: Watt Family Innovation Center
Office Phone: 864.656.8955

Hudson received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Erskine College in Due West, SC and a Ph.D. in Physics from The Ohio State University where he studied theoretical atomic physics with an emphasis on scientific computing. Following his graduate work, Hudson entered the data science industry, applying statistics and machine learning techniques to solve problems within the healthcare domain. Hudson now leads the “Watson in the Watt” applied AI program at the Watt Family Innovation Center with the mission of enabling novel and impactful applications of Artificial Intelligence tools within the broader Clemson Community and equipping students to flourish as thinkers and doers in the realm of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. As part of this program, Hudson participates in more than a dozen projects spanning diverse fields such as politics, economics, agriculture, healthcare, and education.