headshot-andy-simpsonAndy 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, Ill.

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