About Samuel M. Smith

Creator of KERI 


 Samuel M. Smith, Ph.D., works at the intersection of AI, blockchain, and decentralized identity systems as both an entrepreneur and strategic consultant. He has written (and continues to write) seminal white papers on decentralized identity, reputation AI, distributed computing, and machine learning.

He provides strategic technical and business model guidance in these fields and is actively shaping the underlying standards and driving their adoption.
Samuel received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1991. He spent 10 years at Florida Atlantic University, reaching full professor status before retiring to become an entrepreneur.
He has over 100 refereed publications in the areas of machine learning, autonomous vehicle systems, automated reasoning, and decentralized systems. He was principal investigator on numerous federally funded research projects.


Decentralized Identity & Reputation Systems

Automated Reasoning & Machine Learning

Open Standards Development

Strategic Consulting

Dr. Smith is a serial entrepreneur and  an active participant in open standards development and governance (formerly chairman of the Sovrin Foundation Board of Trustees). He is also the creator of KERI.


KERI Dr. Samuel M. Smith

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Dr. Samuel M. Smith

Lindon, Utah - USA