V. K. Cody Bumgardner, PhD, is Division Chief of Pathology Informatics in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Bumgardner serves as Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine and by joint appointment College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Over the past 20 years he has held leadership roles in the areas of cyber infrastructure architecture, software development, telecommunication, research computing and healthcare. Dr. Bumgardner holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a PhD in computer science from the University of Kentucky. He completed his academic training under Professor Victor Marek, with the dissertation titled “Contributions to Edge Computing.” His work focuses on the applied use of edge computing, distributed inference and clinical-grade privacy-preserving AI in healthcare.