Klyne Smith, Eng.D.

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Klyne Smith, Eng.D.

Program Co-Director, Data Center Systems Engineering Graduate Program

Office Location: Caruth Hall 481

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  • Doctorate of Engineering in Software Engineering, Southern Methodist University
  • MBA Christian Brothers University
  • M.S. Information Systems Technology, George Washington University
  • B.S. Computer Science & Math, Xavier University of Louisiana


Klyne Smith has more than 30+ years of IT and Telecommunication technical experience in project management, complex solution delivery, requirements, business development, consulting, and operations. He has managed end-to-end solutions across IT, transportation, sports, retail, utilities, finance, entertainment, academia, medical, and telecommunication. Dr. Smith has successfully delivered solutions on five continents and in over 20 countries.  

Prior to moving to full-time teaching, Klyne worked for IBM, Caesars Entertainment, Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, and Ericsson. Throughout his career, he was the primary delivery lead or made significant contributions in developing and executing technical solutions for companies such as Comcast, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Amtrak, Target, Macy’s, Coke, the NBA, the Olympics, Hertz, AT&T, NET Brazil, NYTA, Claro, Bell Canada, TelMex, and Proctor and Gamble.


  • Software Engineering Life Cycle Model Delivery Engagement
  • Project Management Optimization and Risk Management
  • Intersection and Dependencies of Software Engineering and Project Management
  • Requirements and Software Engineering associated with Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence