Michael D. Smith
Michael D. Smith is a Professor of Information Systems and Marketing and the Co-Director of the Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics (IDEA) at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. He received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) and a Masters of Science in Telecommunications Science from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Professor Smith's research uses econometric techniques to analyze firm and consumer behavior in markets for digital information and digital media products. His research in this area has been published in leading Management Science, Economics, and Marketing journals; in professional journals including The Harvard Business Review and The Sloan Management Review; and has been covered by press outlets including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired and Business Week. Professor Smith has received numerous awards for his teaching and research including the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Research Award.
Professor Smith’s book, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment, co-authored with his colleague Rahul Telang, will be published by MIT Press in September 2016.