Michael D. Smith is a Professor of Information Systems and Marketing and the Co-Director of IDEA, the Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics, at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Telecommunications Science from the University of Maryland, and received a Ph.D. in Management Science from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Professor Smith’s research uses economic and statistical techniques to analyze firm and consumer behavior in online markets — specifically markets for digital information and digital media products. His research in this area has been published in leading management science, economics, and marketing journals; published in top professional journals including The Harvard Business Review and The Sloan Management Review; and covered by press outlets including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired and Business Week. He is the coauthor of the book Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment (MIT Press, 2016).