Michael D. Smith has worked as a digital imaging and intellectual property consultant since 2003. He has worked on projects for many organizations including Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment, DCI, NOAA, Dolby, and DTS. He currently is co-editor of the JPEG 2000 High-Throughput image compression standard. In 2018, he received a screen credit for his color science work on Mary Poppins Returns. From 2013-2015, he was co-chair of Blu-ray Disc Association's UHD-TF Video Subgroup which defined the video-related requirements for the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format.
Michael's work on more than 35 intellectual property matters related to infringement and validity of patents has resulted in payments of approximately $1.7 billion. He was editor of the book "3D Cinema and Television Technology: The First 100 Years" published by SMPTE in 2011. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2001 and 2004 respectively.