Professor Frank Smith

Non-Resident Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program, United States Studies Centre

Professor Frank Smith

Professor Frank Smith

    Frank L. Smith III is a Non-Resident Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre and Professor and Director of the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute at the US Naval War College. His interdisciplinary research and teaching examine the relationship between technology and international security, with a particular focus on biosecurity and cybersecurity.

    Frank’s current work examines cyber wargaming, computer emergency response teams, information operations, artificial intelligence, quantum technology and technology hype. Previous work includes his book, American Biodefense, as well as articles published in Security Studies, Social Studies of Science, Security Dialogue, Health Security, Asian Security, and The Lancet.

    Frank was previously part of the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He has helped assess emerging technology for the Royal Australian Air Force, the World Economic Forum, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of New South Wales, the RAND Corporation, and Argonne National Laboratory. Frank was also a scholar at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at Berkeley, the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, the Griffith Asia Institute, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford. He has a PhD in political science and a BS in biological chemistry, both from the University of Chicago.