Anthony H. Smith is an associate professor with the Computer and Information Technology Department at Purdue University. He has more than 15 years of experience in various technical roles, as well as 10 years experience with computer technologies including LAN, WAN and wireless network design and implementation. After graduating from Wittenberg University, Anthony spent several years in general management positions. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 5 years in a number of technical, management, and law enforcement roles. He left the Coast Guard to pursue a Masters in Technology at Purdue, which he received in 1994. Since then, Anthony’s industrial experience includes both large corporate and small business environments serving in management and systems engineering roles. He has designed and consulted on numerous corporate and municipal networks, and has extensive application development and project management experience. Professor Smith currently teaches and conducts applied research in the areas of local and wide-area wireless network design, implementation and security. In addition, he has an active consultancy dedicated to local and wide area wireless networks, currently focused on wide-area wire-line replacement strategies.