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Mark Smith

The Graduate School
Dean
Mark Smith is the Executive Vice Provost for academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin.  Smith comes to UT Austin from Purdue University, where he served as the dean of the Graduate School. In addition to his efforts as a university leader, Smith is widely recognized for his academic contributions and research in speech and image processing as well as object detection and recognition. He was also a member of the U.S. Olympic fencing teams in 1980 and 1984. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree and doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology.