Paul Smith

Systems Administrator
Administration

Paul Smith is SCCWRP’s network administrator.  He received his B.A. in liberal studies from California State University, Fullerton. Smith joined SCCWRP in March 1999. He currently oversees the information management components of the Bight’18 and SMC projects.

Education

B.A., Liberal Studies, California State University, Fullerton, 1994

Areas of Expertise

Smith manages all IT infrastructure at SCCWRP and is currently implementing new efficiency driven workflows used to speed up the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data used in the Bight'18 and SMC projects. He has extensive knowledge working with all layers of technology and has contributed throughout the technology life cycle of multiple long-running projects at SCCWRP. His current interests include incorporating emerging technology such as automation and AI into existing workflows in use at SCCWRP.

Professional Experience

Network Administrator, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 1999-Present

 Professional Societies and Certification

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Net+

Microsoft Certified Professional

Computer Applications

Bight ’18 Mobile App

Bight’18 Data Checker

SMC Data Checker

Publications


Journal Articles

Arnold, B.F., K.C. Schiff, A. Ercumen, J. Benjamin-Chung, J.A. Steele, J.F. Griffith, S.J. Steinberg, P.D. Smith, C.D. McGee, R. Wilson, C. Nelsen, S.B. Weisberg, J.M. Colford Jr. 2017. Acute Illness Among Surfers After Exposure to Seawater in Dry- and Wet-Weather Conditions. American Journal of Epidemiology 186:866-875.

Cao, Y., M.R. Raith, P.D. Smith, J.F. Griffith, S.B. Weisberg, A. Schriewer, A. Sheldon, C. Crompton, G.G. Amenu, J. Gregory, J. Guzman, K.D. Goodwin, L. Othman, M. Manasjan, S. Choi, S. Rapoport, S. Steele, T. Nguyen, X. Yu. 2017. Regional Assessment of Human Fecal Contamination in Southern California Coastal Drainages. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14:874.

Technical Reports

Cao, Y., M.R. Raith, P.D. Smith, J.F. Griffith, S.B. Weisberg, A. Schriewer, A. Sheldon, C. Crompton, G.G. Amenu, J. Gregory, J. Guzman, K.D. Goodwin, L. Othman, M. Manasjan, S. Choi, S. Rapaport, S. Steele, T. Nguyen, X. Yu. 2017. Southern California Bight 2013 Regional Monitoring Program: Volume IX. Shoreline Microbiology. Technical Report 1005. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.