Otis Smart, PhD

Principal Data Scientist

The Weather Company, an IBM Business


  • FIRST Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2007-2010
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2007
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2002
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2001
  • B.S., General Science, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, 2001


Smart, O.L., Tiruvadi, V.R., Mayberg. H.S. (2015) Multimodal Approaches to Define Network Oscillations in Depression. Biol Psychiatry. 77(12):1061-1070. Review.  DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.01.002

Smart, O., Burrell, L. (2015) Genetic Programming and Frequent Itemset Mining to Identify Feature Selection Patterns of iEEG and fMRI Epilepsy Data. Eng Appl Artif Intell. 39:198-214. PMCID: PMC4285716 

Fairley, J.A., Georgoulas, G., Smart, O.L., Dimakopoulos, G., Karvelis, P., Stylios, C.D., Rye, D.B., Bliwise, D.L. (2014) Wavelet analysis for detection of phasic electromyographic activity in sleep: Influence of mother wavelet and dimensionality reduction. Comput Biol Med. 48:77-84. PMCID: PMC4169047 

Smart, O., Rolston, J.D., Epstein, C.M., Gross, R.E. (2013) Hippocampal seizure-onset laterality can change over long timescales: A same-patient observation over 500 days. Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports. 1:56-61. PMCID: PMC4150592 

Smart, O., Maus, D., Marsh, E., Dlugos, D., Litt, B., Meador, K. (2012) Mapping and mining interictal pathological gamma (30-100 Hz) oscillations with clinical intracranial EEG in patients with epilepsy. Expert Syst Appl. 39:7355-7370.  PMCID: PMC3480232 

Smart, O., Tsoulos, I.G., Gavrilis, D., Georgoulas, G. (2011) Grammatical Evolution for Features of Epileptic Oscillations in Clinical Intracranial Electroencephalograms. Expert Syst Appl. 38:9991-9999. PMCID: PMC3098450

Darbin, O., Smart, O., Wichmann, T. (2008) A non-invasive technique to monitor wakefulness during electrophysiologic recording experiments in primates. J Neurosci Methods. 177:448-51. PMCID: PMC2765997 

Smart, O., Firpi, H., and Vachtsevanos, G. (2007) Genetic programming of conventional features to detect seizure precursors. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 20:1070–1085. PMCID: PMC2390867 

Firpi, H., Smart, O., Worrell, G., Marsh, E., Dlugos, D., Litt, B. (2007) High-frequency oscillations detected in epileptic networks using swarmed neural-network features. Ann Biomed Eng. 35:1573-1584. DOI: 10.1007/s10439-007-9333-7