Dr Frank Smith
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
Frank Smith specializes in technology and international security. His research and teaching examine how organizations and institutions mediate the relationship between scientific facts, technical artifacts, and international security. He is particularly interested in biosecurity and cybersecurity, including biodefense policy in the United States, international responses to transnational outbreaks of infectious disease, and defencecooperation in cyberspace.
- Biological warfare and bioterrorism
- Cyber defence
- Global health governance
- Quantum computing
Teaching and supervision
Selected Conference Papers
Smith, F 2012, "Enduring Stereotypes: Quantitative Analysis of 'WMD' and Related Terms in Military Doctrine", paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, USA.
Smith, F 2011, "Science Diplomacy or Espionage? Indonesia and the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit", paper presented at the Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar, Griffith University.
Smith, F 2010, "Power, Interest, and Risk: Governing Outbreaks of Infectious Disease", paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA.
Smith, F 2009, "Risky Prospects: Transnational Conflict and Cooperation during Disease Outbreaks", paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
Smith, F 2009, "Military and Civilian Biodefense in the United States: A Historical Perspective", paper presented at the National Centre for Biosecurity Symposium, University of Sydney.
Smith, F 2008, "Military Biodefense – A Casualty of Kinetic Warfare?", paper presented at the Center for International Security and Cooperation Research Seminar, Stanford University.
Smith, F 2006, "Cultural Neglect? Explaining the Limits of Military Biodefense", paper presented at the Program on International Security Policy, University of Chicago.
Smith, F 2005, "Assessing the Threat of Biological Weapons to the U.S. Military", paper presented at the National Defense Research Institute, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica USA.
Smith, F 2004, "Technology Trajectories – Modeling the Effects of Social and Technical Diversity on Technological Development", paper presented at the Proceedings of Agent 2004 – Social Dynamics: Interaction, Reflexivity and Emergence, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago USA, 7-9 October.
- Sydney Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Network (SIBRN); Sorrell T, Bennett B, Booy R, Crawford J, Dwyer D, Gilbert G, Giles F, Holmes A, Hossain L, Iredell J, Jones C, Kesson A, Kerridge I, Marais B, Simpson S, Sintchenko V, Ward M, Werder O, Britton W, Dhand N, Hunter C, Kamradt-Scott A, Mor S, Salkeld G, Shaw T, Smith F, Wood N; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security (Cornell University Press, 2014)