Dr. Smith received her B.A. in mathematical computer science from St. Louis University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Missouri - Rolla. She joined the faculty of the University of Dayton in 1989 and regularly teaches core courses in the major, such as Data Structures, and advanced courses in software engineering and software testing.
- Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Missouri - Rolla, 1989
- Software testing
- Artificial intelligence
- Automated reasoning
- Computer science pedagogy and curriculum
"Scheduled Supervised Laboratories in CS1: A Comparative Analysis" SIGCSE Bulletin, 25 1, 1993, pages 185-188.
"A Feature-Based Product and Manufacturing Process Design System", Barbara A. Smith and John Eimermacher, Proceeding of the 6th Annual Aerospace Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, October 1990.
"A Heuristic for Selecting Measurements for Use with Diagnosticians Based on First Principles", Barbara A. Smith and Ralph W. Wilkerson. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, pages 185-197.
"Rapid Design System: Feature Modeling and Manufacturing Planning Optimization", Barbara A. Smith, Adel Chemaly and Steven R. LeClair, Proceedings of the IJCAI-89 Workshop on Integrated Architectures for Manufacturing, pages 84-86, August 1989.