V. K. Cody Bumgardner, PhD


An over 20 year career with broad experience from transistors to computational theory, and most in-between.

Here is my distilled resume and full curriculum vitae, along with a links to my research lab and Google Scholar pages.


I started my career during the booms and eventual bust of the dotcom and later telecom days. From polishing fiber and designing networks, to consulting and sales, I have held a number of technology roles including, Director of Enterprise Systems and Development, Chief Technology Architect, and Director of Research computing.

I now serve in a clinical role as Division Chief for Pathology Informatics and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kentucky.

Building things bigger, faster, smarter, and more efficient has motivated me throughout my career. I am happy to apply these motivations by serving as the Director of the Innovation Core in the Institute of Biomedical Informatics.

I also enjoy teaching informatics and data science to pathology residents within my home department. In addition, I teach and advise computer science students, through a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science under the supervision of Professor Victor W. Marek with the dissertation Contributions to Edge Computing.

As is customary in some scientific disciplines my academic forebears kept track of their academic genealogy. Here is my academic genealogy, going back to the 12th century. You might notice a few names on there like Copernicus, Leibniz, Bernoulli (X2), Kant, Euler, Laplace, Poisson, Markov, Tarski, and others.



Current Projects

  • Book: Making Sense of Edge Computing

  • Cresco: Edge Computing Framework

  • Clinical Genomics Processing System

  • CICI: Secure and Resilient Architecture: NetSecOps -- Policy-Driven, Knowledge-Centric, Holistic Network Security Operations Architecture

  • MRI: Acquisition of the Kentucky Research Informatics Cloud (KyRIC)

  • Recent Projects

  • IRNC: AMI: Collaborative Research: Software-Defined and Privacy-Preserving Network Measurement Instrument and Services for Understanding Data-Driven Science Discovery
  • HP and SDN

  • Dell and OpenStack

  • CC*DNI Networking Infrastructure: An Software Defined Networking-Enabled Research Infrastructure

  • GENI Monitoring

  • Book: OpenStack In Action

  • CC-NIE Integration: Advancing Science Through Next Generation SDN Networks

  • KyRON 100G Upgrade

  • Regional KPEN to KyRON transition