Bill Cheswick's Short Bio

Ches is known for his early work in Internet security, including firewalls, proxies, and as co-author on the first full book on Firewalls. He is also noted for his work in visualizations, especially Internet maps, which have appeared widely. Ches has worked at Bell Labs and AT&T Shannon Lab, and was a cofounder of Lumeta Corp.

He continues to invent, collaborate, write apps, consult, hang out with grad students at the University of Pennsylvania, and give talks worldwide. He currently visits schools to teach advanced STEM concepts to grade schoolers in The Mentor Project.