Dr. David E. Smith is the manager for the Advanced Vehicle Systems Program and the deputy director of Power Electronics and Electrical Power Systems Research Center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Smith is a vehicle systems engineer with industry experience in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain modeling, simulation, and supervisory control system design and development. He is familiar with embedded control system software and hardware, as well as associated hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test methods. Dr. Smith also has a background in product design verification and production validation testing, Design Verification Planning and Report (DVP&R) development, and data acquisition and instrumentation techniques. Dr. Smith is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and holds three (3) patents in the area of hybrid electric vehicle supervisory control systems.