Christopher Simpkins

Research Areas: 
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Computer Science Education

Chris Simpkins is a Lecturer in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning under Charles Isbell at Georgia Tech. A 1990 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, his background includes research, software engineering, flying, and teaching -- as a classroom instructor, a scuba instructor, a youth wrestling coach, and instructor pilot. In over a decade as a software engineer he built and delivered several successful single-user and enterprise-scale client-server software into production in industry, academic, government (DoD), and applied research settings in roles from staff engineer to lead architect. As a researcher, he has applied machine learning to text analysis, radio emitter identification, automated antenna design, and adaptive agent programming.   

Before joining the College of Computing Dr. Simpkins was an Air Force (instructor) pilot and space training instructor, a software engineer at Internet Security Systems (now IBM), and a research scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).