Brian A. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, where he directs the Computer-Enabled Abilities Laboratory (CEAL). His research goal is to understand how computers can help people perceive and interact with the world around them. His research approach is interdisciplinary and incorporates AI, accessibility, computer vision, game design, and social computing.

Professor Smith received his B.S., M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University. He now teaches User Interface Design and a seminar on Human–Computer Interaction.