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Andy Simpson

Andy Simpson

Data Scientist


Education

B.S., Biomedical Engineering , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Biography

Andy is a Data Scientist within Verisign's Naming organization. His research is currently focused on security and stability threats to the DNS root zone and the impact of emerging global markets on the overall use of domain names.

The bulk of his experience is from working as a Software Engineer and Technical Lead at Verisign where he contributed to registry, registrar and domain aftermarket systems before moving into broad scale domain usage analysis. Andy has helped Verisign to develop a Big Data technology stack based on Apache Hadoop which is now the primary architecture for his research efforts.

Prior to joining Verisign in 2005, Andy received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Publications

Matt Thomas, Andy Simpson
Analysis Techniques for Determining Cause and Owernship of DNS Queries. Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions
2014
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Matt Thomas, Yannis Labrou, Andy Simpson
The Effectiveness of Block Lists in Preventing Collisions. Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions
2014
Publications / Papers
Andy Simpson
Quantitative analysis, composite risks & case study of .CBA. Online Trust Alliance’s gTLD Collisions - Risk Assessment & Mitigation Workshop
2013
Presentations / Panels
Andy Simpson , Matt Thomas, Eric Osterweil
Regional Affinity for Applied for gTLD Strings. DNS-OARC 2013 Fall Workshop
2013
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