Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Dr. Jun Murai is considered the “Father of Japanese Internet” for establishing the Internet in Japan. In 1987, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, Keio University. He deployed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET) in 1984, and established WIDE (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment) Project in 1988, aiming to conduct further research and to 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 was recently awarded Internet Hall of Fame (Pioneer) in 2013 and Knight of the Legion of Honor by French Government in 2019.