i2k Connect CEO, Reid G. Smith, Ph.D.
Named 2019 Fellow by
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2019, Houston, Texas – Reid G. Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of i2k Connect Inc. earned the lifetime distinction of AAAS Fellow, in honor of his contributions to science and technology. The honor specifically recognizes “significant contributions to distributed problem solving and knowledge management, and for leadership and entrepreneurship in industrial applications of artificial intelligence.”
Fellows are elected each year by their peers serving on the Council of AAAS, the organization’s member-run governing body. The 2019 group will receive official certificates in a ceremony on February 15, 2020, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle.
The honor recognizes Smith in the Section on Information, Computing and Communication.
His Ph.D. advisor, Bruce Buchanan, adds, “This award from AAAS recognizes Reid’s many achievements and the high standards he brings to every aspect of his work over his long career.”
The full list of 2019 Fellows was published in the November 29 issue of Science. The complete article, written by Adam D. Cohen, can be found at https://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-announces-leading-scientists-elected-2019-fellows.
Reid G. Smith, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, i2k Connect Inc.
Before founding i2k Connect, Reid was Enterprise Content Management Director at Marathon Oil, VP of Research and Knowledge Management at Schlumberger, and Senior Vice President for Information Solutions at Medstory, a vertical search company purchased by Microsoft. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and is a Fellow of AAAI, and now AAAS.