Joeseph Smith

General Programmer/Analyst

4840 South State Street
Room 308
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719

Curriculum vitae


  • B.S., Informatics: Data Mining and Information Analysis, University of Michigan, 2012
  • A.S., Math and Computer Science, Washtenaw Community College, 2009


  • Development of a SQL (PostgreSQL) database for real-time remote sensing (buoy) data, making the data more accessible to scientists and stakeholders via a web interface.
  • Processing of, collectively, multiple terabytes of data for web consumption (as above) and for scientific inquiries of multiple scientists and stakeholders.
  • Development of web applications in HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, and Adobe Flash utilizing secure, text-based data sets:
    • Great Lakes Dashboard
    • Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Hypoxia data browsers covering routine manual sampling, automatic real-time, and model output data


Gronewold, A.D., J. Bruxer, D. Durnford, J. Smith, A. Clites, F. Seglenieks, T. Hunter, S. Qian, V. Fortin. 2016. Hydrological drivers of record-setting water level rise on Earth’s largest lake system. Water Resources Research 52(5): 4026-4042 (DOI: 10.1002/2015WR0182090).

Smith, J.P., A.H. Clites, C.A. Stow, T.S. Hunter, A.D. Gronewold, T. Slawecki, and G. Muhr. 2016. An expandable world wide web based platform for visually analyzing multiple data series related to the Laurentian Great Lakes. Environmental Modelling and Software 78: 97-105 (DOI:0.1016/j.envsoft.2015.12.005).


Smith, J.P., Hunter, T.S., and T.A. Slawecki. “MVC” environmental informatics software foundation for relationship-based collaborative science. 59th Annual Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, June 6-10, 2016.