Dean and Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
1979, graduate, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, 1981, MSc, Computer Science, and 1987, PhD, Computer Science, Keio University. Specialist in computer science, computer network and communication. 1980s, research and development of operating systems and system software; 1984, developed Japan University UNIX Network; 1988, Founder, WIDE Project; 1990s, research and development of computer networks; since 2000s, advises on IT governance for national governments, including prime ministers and global IT policy communities. Recipient of awards: Okawa Publications Prize (1999); Jonathan B. Postel Service Award (2005); Funai Achievement Award (2007); IEEE Internet Award (2011); Okawa Prize (2011).