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William (Bill) Lidinsky

Director, School of Applied Technology Computer Security and Forensics Laboratory 
Graduate Advisor
Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management

Rice Campus Office: 

Rice 225

Rice Campus Phone: 

630.682.6028

Email: 

Area(s) of Advisement 

Cyber Forensics and Security, Computer and Information Security

Education 

B.S.E.E., Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S.C.E. Illinois Institute of Technology
M.B.A. University of Chicago

Research  

Computer networking, computer and network security, computer and network forensics, vulnerability testing, and steganography.

Projects 

IEEE 802 International Standards Committee on Local Area Networks.

  1. I chaired IEEE 802.1 International Standards Committee on Local Area Networks from about 1980 - 1999.
  2. As the chair of 802.1, I was a member of the IEEE802 Executive Committee from 1980 - 1999.
  3. Developed the Spanning Tree protocol and standard that today is used in EVERY Internet switch worldwide.  This was done as part of a small IEEE802.1 team.
  4. Participated in the development of the Ethernet and WiFi protocols and standards.

Awards 

University Teaching Award

Patents 

SELECTED PATENTS (from approximately 15)

METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK ARRANGEMENT FOR SERVING VIRTUAL DATA NETWORKS;  U.S. Patent Number 4,897,874; January 30, 1990.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR PROVIDING UNIVERSAL INFORMATION SERVICES;  U.S. Patent Number 4,763,317; August 9, 1988.

Books 

 

Memberships 

IEEE and ACM

Publications 

SELECTED BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS (from approximately 20)

W. P. Lidinsky, D. Vlack, Perspectives on Packetized Voice and Data Communications, IEEE Press, 1990.

W. P. Lidinsky, G.A. Roediger, The Multi-Session Bridge, Proc. of Computing in High Energy Physics, pp. 143-149, April 1997, Berlin.

H. A. Kippenhan, W. Lidinsky, G. Roediger, An Integrated Circuit/Packet Switched Videoconferencing System, Proc. Computing in High Energy Physics conference, pp. 50-61, September 1995, Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

Lidinsky et al, Data Acquisition and Control System for the IPNS Time-of-Flight Neutron Scattering Experiments, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, v. NS-26, no. 4, pp. 4554-4563, August 1979.

R. G. Barr, J. A. Becker, W. P. Lidinsky, V. V. Tantillo, A Research-Oriented Dynamic Microprocessor, IEEE Transactions on Computers, v. c-22, no. 11, pp. 976-985, November 1973.

W. P. Lidinsky, J. A. Becker, A Computer-Driven Full Color Raster Scan Display System, IEEE Transactions on Broadcast & Television Receivers, v. BTR-18, pp. 26-31, February 1971.

D. Lark, W. P. Lidinsky, Sizing Hardware for Hosting Multiple Web Servers, Softcom 2000, Brussels