Wietse Venema

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Wietse Venema
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Wietse Venema speaking at a conference in 2004
Born 1951 (age 64–65)
Nationality Dutch
Fields Computer science
Institutions Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Eindhoven University of Technology
Alma mater University of Groningen

Wietse Zweitze Venema (born 1951) is a Dutch programmer and physicist best known for writing the Postfix email system. He also wrote TCP Wrapper and collaborated with Dan Farmer to produce the computer security tools SATAN and The Coroner's Toolkit.


He studied physics at the University of Groningen, graduating with a PhD. He spent 12 years at Eindhoven University as a systems architect in the Mathematics and Computer Science department, and spent part of this time writing tools for Electronic Data Interchange. Since emigrating to the U.S. in 1996 and until 2015, he has been working for the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York State.[1] On March 24, 2015, he announced he was leaving IBM for Google.[2]


Awards Venema has received for his work:

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