Photograph of Kyle Simpson at Loch an Eilein, Aviemore.

I’m Kyle Simpson Orcid Link, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. I work in the Glasgow Systems Section on the intersection of programmable dataplane hardware and data-driven networking. Unabashed rustacean, Emotion Engine advocate, and lover of weird hardware!

I take interest in research of network programmability, reinforcement learning, computer graphics and combinatorial search, and enjoy hobbyist game development and cooking.

I love solving hard problems in new fields—feel free to email me at any time.

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Recent Publications and Conference Papers

  • Online Learning on the Programmable Dataplane: Kyle A. Simpson. PhD Thesis.
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  • Revisiting the Classics: Online RL in the Programmable Dataplane: Kyle A. Simpson, Dimitrios P. Pezaros. IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2022.

    SICSA PhD Conference Best Paper.


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  • Poster: Online RL in the Programmable Dataplane with OPaL: Kyle A. Simpson, Dimitrios P. Pezaros. CoNEXT 2021 Posters.
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  • Seiðr: Dataplane Assisted Flow Classification Using ML: Kyle A. Simpson, Richard Cziva, Dimitrios P. Pezaros. IEEE GLOBECOM 2020.
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  • Per-Host DDoS Mitigation by Direct-Control Reinforcement Learning: Kyle A. Simpson, Simon Rogers, Dimitrios P. Pezaros. IEEE TNSM, March 2020.
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