William Stallings

William Stallings is an American author. He has written computer science textbooks on operating systems, computer networks, computer organization, and cryptography.

Early lifeEdit

Stallings earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from University of Notre Dame and his PhD in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1]


He maintains a website titled Computer Science Student Resource. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of over 40 books on these subjects. He has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. He works as an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.[2]


He was awarded Computer Science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association three times.[3]


  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice
  • Data and Computer Communications
  • Operating Systems - Internals and Design Principles
  • Wireless Communications & Networks
  • Computer Security: Principles and Practice
  • Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
  • Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards
  • Business Data Communications - Infrastructure, Networking and Security


  1. ^ "William Stallings | InformIT". www.informit.com.
  2. ^ "Biography".
  3. ^ "William Stallings | InformIT".

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