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Evan Smouse

Senior Instructor

Ph.D. Mathematical Statistics, Oregon State University, 1979 specializing in Nonparametric Bayesian Inference
M.S. Mathematical Statistics, Oregon State University, 1977
B.S. Mathematics, Montana State University, 1975

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Evan Smouse joined the College of Business faculty in the fall of 2012. He teaches undergraduate and MBA classes with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Evan’s career spans government, academia, and high technology commercial businesses. His research interests include innovation and Big Data.

During a 20 year career at Hewlett-Packard, he worked in advanced research, product development, and technology management. His most recent 12 years were in the HP Office of Strategy & Technology. Evan was a CTO for new web business incubations and managed a $50M+ annual R&D portfolio in Brazil with both internal HP programs and external programs at Brazil universities and research centers. He has sponsored research at Purdue, Ohio State, UC San Diego and other universities. Prior to HP, Evan held executive positions in four high technology start-ups and studied in the MBA program at Santa Clara University.


Hewlett-Packard, Corvallis, OR

1999 – 2012  Imaging & Printing Group (IPG) Chief Technology Office

Director of Strategic Technology reporting to HP Office of Strategy & Technology

  • Managed IPG’s role in HP’s intellectual property decisions and worked with R&D Directors and Distinguished Technologists to create a unified strategy for patent creation and IP portfolio management
  • As CTO, drove strategic roadmap and industry initiatives to accelerate launch of digital content services business – sponsored HP leadership in DVD-CCA, Coral Consortium, Open Media Market initiative
  • Founding Board member and Vice President, Digital Living Network Alliance
  • Founding Board member, CE Linux Forum
  • Founding Board member, W3C Mobile Web initiative
  • Launched the first HP Technology Conference as Program Committee Co-Chair
  • Created the technology strategy to support HP’s acquisition of a third major marking engine technology (Indigo)
  • Launched a transformation of the Internet printing and imaging model and developed the strategic fit of this transformation with the business imperatives central to HP’s broader strategies – included significant work with outside partners such as Microsoft, Sony, Canon and Kodak


1994 – 1999  Inkjet Business Unit R&D Project/Program Manager

1992 – 1994  Corvallis Division Software Architect


Acumen, Inc., Portland, OR

1991 – 1992  President

  • Launched this startup – raised financing, managed the growth of the business, and sold it to Cognex, Inc.


Accu-Fab Systems, Corvallis, OR

1988 – 1991  Vision Systems Manager


KLA Instruments Corporation, San Jose, CA

1987 – 1988  Marketing Manager, KLASIC Division

1985 – 1987  Director of Engineering, KLASIC Division


Intelledex, Inc., Corvallis, OR 

1983 – 1985  R&D Project Manager


Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

1979 – 1983    Assistant Professor of Mathematical Statistics

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in statistical theory and methods and quantitative epidemiology
  • Joint appointment with Dept. of Microbiology – research on models of tumor growth
  • National Science Foundation Young Researcher Award
  • Research grants from National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute
My Publications

Journal Articles

E. Smouse, Estimating proportionate changes in rates, American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 117, pp. 235-243, 1983.

E. Smouse, Nonparametric Bayesian Inference for Dichotomous Response Models, Communications in Statistics - Theory & Methods, vol. 12, no. 24, pp. 2847-2859, 1983.

E. Smouse, Statistical Concepts and Proper Use, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, vol. 137, no. 5, p. 503, 1983.