• Patrick Chung

Entrepreneur and Professor Mike Smith is keeping America’s oldest university young

With his long career in both academia and industry, Xfund Advisor Mike Smith brings a singularly valuable perspective to his work with Xfund. An engineer by training, he is also an entrepreneur, researcher, instructor, and Harvard administrator.

Currently, Mike is the John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. From 2007 to 2018, he was the Edgerly Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard’s largest school. Previously, Mike co-founded the data security company Liquid Machines, which was acquired in 2010 by Check Point Software Technologies. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford.


Originally published at Xfund