About

Who Are You?

Chaz Lever

Campus Mail:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Klaus Advanced Computing Bldg
Room 3124
266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0765

E-mail:
<first><last> [at] gatech.edu

Hi, my name is Chaz Lever. I’m a PhD student at Georgia Institute of Technology performing research in the areas of network and computer security under the advisement of Patrick Traynor. I currently have degrees from Wake Forest University (M.S., Computer Science, ’11) and Duke University (B.S., Computer Science, ’06).

From 2006-2009, I lived and worked in Atlanta, GA as a software engineer doing development in the financial services and distributed assets industries. My first employer during that time was a smaller company, Obvient Strategies, focused on developing business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. After a year, I left Obvient for a position at Global Payments, Inc (recently listed by Forbes as one of The 400 Best Big Companies) where I spent the next two years working on a web-based transactions processing platform.

What is Chazography?

I started Chazography during college to gain experience developing and maintaining a blog and to share my thoughts with the web at large. After a period of dormancy, I’m relaunching the site as a place to share my thoughts on programming, technology, and school; it also serves as a place to aggregate my online identities.

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