Katherine Smith is a Research Assistant Professor in Digital Shipbuilding at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. She holds a Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation Engineering, an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics all from Old Dominion University. She was previously a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.