Leadership

Dr. David Farber
ディビッド・ファーバー博士

Distinguished Professor
Co-Director, Cyber Civilization Research Center
Global Research Institute
Keio University

Dr. Jun Murai
村井 純博士

Professor
Co-Director, Cyber Civilization Research Center
Global Research Institute
Dean, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Keio University

Dr. David J. Farber

Dr. Farber was the Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University with secondary appointments at the Heinz School and EPP prior to his retirement. He is now the Adjunct Professor of Internet Studies in SCS and Adjunct Professor in EPP. In addition he is a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology.

In 2003, he retired from the University of Pennsylvania where he holds the Alfred Fitler Moore Emeritus Professor of Telecommunication Systems and held appointments in the Engineering School and the Wharton School. His background includes roles at Bell Labs, the Rand Corporation, Xerox Data Systems, University of California at Irvine, and the University of Delaware.

From 2000 to 2001, he served as Chief Technologist for the Federal Communications Commission. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), ISC (Internet Systems Consortium) and the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Prior to his appointment to the FCC, he served on the U.S. Presidential Advisory Committee of Information Technology.

Dr. Farber was elected as the AAAS Fellow by the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2018. He was awarded the SIGCOMM Award for life-long contributions to communications and the City of Philadelphia’s John Scott award for Contributions to Humanity as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Stevens Institute of Technology. He has also been recognized as a Pioneer of the Internet Society Hall of Fame. 

Dr. Jun Murai

Dr. Murai received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, Keio University in 1987, majored in Computer Science, Computer Network and Computer Communication. He developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET) in 1984, established WIDE Project in 1988, aiming to research and develop the computer networks.

He is a member of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Strategic Headquarters), a member of the Cyber Security Policy Council, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity(NISC), Cabinet Secretariat, chairs and serves on many other governmental committees, and is active in numerous international scientific associations. He is known as the “Internet samurai” and, in Japan has also been called “the father of the Internet in Japan”.

He was a Member of Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 1993-1995, Board of trustee of Internet Society (ISOC) from 1997-2000, Board of Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from1998-2000. He was inducted into The 2013 Internet Hall of Fame (Pioneer)/ 2011 IEEE Internet Award / 2005 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award.

村井 純博士

1984年日本初のネットワーク間接続「JUNET」を設立。1988年インターネット研究コンソーシアムWIDEプロジェクトを発足させ、インターネット網の整備、普及に尽力。初期インターネットを、日本語をはじめとする多言語対応へと導く。

内閣高度情報通信ネットワーク社会推進戦略本部(IT総合戦略本部)有識者本部員、内閣サイバーセキュリティセンターサイバーセキュリティ戦略本部本部員、IoT推進コンソーシアム会長他、各省庁委員会の主査や委員などを多数務め、国際学会等でも活動。

2013年「インターネットの殿堂(パイオニア部門)」入りを果たす。「日本のインターネットの父」として知られる。

著書に「インターネット」 (岩波新書) 著、「角川インターネット講座」第1巻「インターネットの基礎 情報革命を支えるインフラストラクチャー」(角川学芸出版)他多数。