Thomas Schmid

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Schmid portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering, University of Utah
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School Of Computing, University of Utah
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School Of Computing, University of Utah



  • Ph.D. 2009, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. Project: Time in Wireless Embedded Systems
  • M.S. 2005, Systeme de Communication, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). Project: On Mac Layer and Bulk Transfers in Sensor Networks

Honors & Awards

  • Best Demo Award for: "Demo Abstract: Rapid Deployable System for Human Contact Network Research" at ACM SenSys 2012. ACM, 11/2012
  • ISLPED Design Competition, 1st Price. 08/2010
  • UCLA Electrical Engineering 2009-2010 Outstanding PhD Award. 07/2010
  • ACM HotEmNets Best Paper Award. 07/2010
  • ACM/IEEE IPSN Best Paper Award. 04/2010
  • ACM WUWNet Best Paper Award. 11/2009
  • ACM SenSys Best Paper Award. 11/2008


Thomas Schmid joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in January, 2011 as an assistant professor with research interests in wireless, embedded, and networked systems.

Prof. Schmid was previously a CI Fellows Post Doctoral Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009, and was selected to receive the UCLA Elecrical Engineering Department's 2009-2010 Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy Award for his dissertation. His research interests involve the hardware-software boundary and its impact on energy consumption, including software radios, large scale sensing system architectures, and networking, with a focus on wireless embedded systems.

In the Media

  • The local TV channel KSL covered one of our projects in collaboration with the Department of Epidemiology: Contact among Utah School-age Population (CUSP). 12/2012.


  • English, fluent.
  • French, fluent.
  • German, fluent. native language.