Ralph C. Smith
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
CRSC, Department of Mathematics
Ralph C. Smith received the A.B. degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University, Cambridge, in 1983 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Montana State University, Bozeman, in 1987 and 1990, respectively.
From 1990 to 1993, he was a staff scientist at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) at NASA Langley Research Center. He joined the Iowa State University faculty in September, 1993, as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. In January, 1998, he assumed the position of Associate Professor of Mathematics and Assistant Director of the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Caolina State University.
His research interests include smart material applications, numerical analysis, and parameter estimation and control in distributed parameter systems with application to structural, structural acoustic and aeroacoustic systems. He is co-author of the book Smart Material Structures: Modeling, Estimation and Control.