Mr. Clyde Smithson

Systems Engineering

Current Courses

Personal Bio

Clyde Smithson is a Senior Staff Engineer of the in the Air and Missile Defense Sector of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. His background includes expertise in system development and analysis, software design and development, and integration of large-scale systems and simulations often with a system of systems focus. His area of interest is solving complex problems with modern systems engineering and management approaches using models, simulations, and data visualization to enable the high quality decision making.

Education History

  • Bachelor of Science Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Master of Science Electrical Engineering, Colorado Tech

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory


79th MORS Symposium, Planning Tool Claiming Process: Closing the Warfighter-Developer Loop, 2011.
79th MORS Symposium, Ballistic Missile Defense System Performance Assessment is a Wicked Problem, 2011.
MORS Joint C2 Framework Final Report, 2012.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding EP Instructor Award (2017)
  • JHU/APL Desk Award for Leadership & Results (2016)

Professional Organizations