Lyman Chapin

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Lyman Chapin is a co-owner and Partner at Interisle Consulting Group and was a member of the ICANN Board from October 2001 to May 2004.[1] Mr. Chapin is the Chair of the GNSO's RSTEP and a member of SSAC.[2]


He graduated from Cornell University in 1973 with a B.A. in Mathematics.[3]

Career History

After graduating from Cornell, Chapin spent the next two years writing time-sharing applications in COBOL for Systems & Programs Ltd. In 1977 he joined the newly-formed Networking Group at Data General Corporation, where he was responsible for creating software for distributed resources, distributed database management, and routing functions for DG’s open-system hardware and software products.[4] He joined BBN (then Bolt, Beranek & Newman) in 1990 as Chief Network Architect in the Communications Division.[5]

Lyman is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served as the USA (ACM) representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC6), and as the USA representative to the NATO Science Committee’s networking panel.[6]

He has been the chairman of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), SIGCOMM, ANSI and ISO standards groups responsible for Network and Transport protocols. He was also the founding trustee of the Internet Society.[7]


He is the co-author of Open Systems Networking—TCP/IP and OSI, which was published in 1993 by Addison-Wesley.[8]