Bruce Hartpence

May your packets always reach their destinations.

This page identifies the work that I am personally involved in and the work I am doing with graduate students, undergraduate research and industry.

IEEE 1910.1 Meshed

We have recently formed an official IEEE working group. We are working on the meshed tree protocol which seeks to improve network convergence times over that of the Rapid Spanning Tree protocol. Currently I serve as the project secretary. Website:

Virtualization and Software Defined Networks

Hypervisors, OpenFlow and Controllers oh my! Lots of fun going on here. Right now I'm setting up a variety of Type 1 and Type 2 Hypervisors whic will be deployed in the lab - right now they're in my office. :) These will be combined with the routed topology. The routed topology is being used to gather netflow data. The next piece will be the addition of the virtual topology that uses virtual switches (ovs) and controllers to connect everything together.

The big addition recently is the combination of neural networks and software defined networks.