J. Noel Chiappa is an independent researcher working in the area of information systems architecture and software; for a long time, principally computer networks.
He was a member of the groups which create the technical standards for the Internet, the TCP/IP Working Group and its sucessors (up to the IETF) 1977-2014. He served as the Area Director for Internet Services of the IETF Steering Group from 1987-1992.
He was a member of the Research Staff of the Laboratory for Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1977-1982 and 1984-1986. While at M.I.T. he worked on packet switching and local area networks, and was responsible for the conception of the multi-protocol backbone and the multi-protocol router.
After leaving M.I.T. he worked with a number of companies, including Proteon, to bring networking products based on work done at M.I.T. to the public.
He was born and grew up in Bermuda. He attended Saltus Grammar School, Phillips Andover Academy, and M.I.T. He resides in Yorktown, Virginia, with his family.
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