For the GIGA Program, we have assembled a team of faculty members who are world leaders in their fields.
Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Professor Jun Murai’s research focus is on global computer networking and communication. He is recognized as a pioneer for his contributions to the global internet and is known as the “Father of the Internet” in Japan, and as the “Internet Samurai” overseas. He developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET), Japan’s first inter-university computer network. He serves as the Founder of the WIDE Project, and chair of the AI3 Project and SOI Asia Project. Professor Murai has received numerous awards worldwide, and was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013. He is an Advisory Member of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Strategic Headquarters), chairs and serves on many other governmental committees, and is active in numerous international scientific associations. He served as Vice President of Keio University from 2005 to 2009, and as Executive Director of Keio Research Institute at SFC from 1999 to 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Keio University.
Professor, Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Governance
Professor Hideyuki Tokuda’s areas of research include ubiquitous computing systems, smart spaces, sensor networks, distributed real-time operating systems and embedded systems. He is a corresponding member of the Science Council of Japan, and a fellow of the Information Processing Society of Japan. Professor Tokuda has received the Motorola Foundation Award (1989), the IBM Faculty Award (2002), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (2004), and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Award (2005). He obtained a B.S. in 1975 and an M.S. in 1977 from Keio University. In 1983 he received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and joined the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. In 1990 he returned to Keio University as an associate professor for the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies and also became an adjunct associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He was the Vice President of Keio University between 1997 and 2001.
Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Policy Management
Professor Takeshi Kawazoe’s research topics include classical Fourier analysis and modern wavelet analysis, with a focus on harmonic analysis of Lie groups, hypergroups, and non-homogenous spaces. He is the author of many Japanese-language publications Calculus I, Calculus II, and Mathematical Science and Society. Dean Kawazoe earned a Ph.D. in Science from the University of Tokyo, and also completed all coursework toward a Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Engineering at Keio University. He also holds an M.S. from the Graduate School of Engineering at Keio University, and a B.E. from the Faculty of Engineering at Keio University. He served as the headmaster of Keio Shonan Fujisawa Junior and Senior High School from 2011 to September 2013.
Health Communication, Community Health, Public Health
“Neural Information Science, Brain Mapping, Sensory Integration, Bio-Signal Processing”
BATTY, Aaron Olaf
TEFL/TESL, Language Assessment
US Diplomatic History, US Politics and Economy, Asian Security and Economic Policy, European Integration, International Trade Policy, Internet Economy and Technology Policy
FREEDMAN, David J.
Poetry/Literary Theory: Children’s Literature, Queer Studies
Software Science (System Software, Web Technology)
Psychiatry, Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy, Infant Mental Health, School Mental Health
English Teaching Materials, Teaching Methodology, Distance Learning, Inter-Linguistic and Inter-Cultural Communication
Pattern Languages, Creativity, Complex Systems, Social Systems Theory
International Security, Security in the Asia-Pacific, Regionalism in East Asia, Japan’s Defense and Security Policy
Interactive Media, Augmented Reality, Media Arts, Human Interface
Ergonomics, Sport Psychology, Motor Learning and Control
Multimedia Databases, Multidatabases
Architecture, Urban and Rural Design
Management Information System
Multimedia Databases, Active Database, Web Information Systems
Marketing, Consumer Research
Project Assistant Professor
Computer Networks, Embedded Systems, Digital System Design
Architectural Design, Algorithmic Design, Design Process Theory
Wireless Communications, Computational Engineering
Fashion Design Critique and Practice, Design for Social Inclusion, Interdisciplinary Design Research
Computer Science, Internet
Economics of Education
Distributed Systems, Middleware, Ubiquitous Computing, Computer Networks
O’DONNELL, David P.
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) / Digital Media in Language Learning
Communication Design, Network Sociology, Human Interface
Seismology, Disaster Information, Safety Education, Communication of Disaster Science
Japanese Language Education, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, Intercultural Education
Distributed Systems, Real-Time Systems, Mobile Computing, Ubiquitous Computing
Information Security (Intrusion Detection, Security Architecture, Software Security)
Neural Computing, Internet Gadgets, Security, Energy Harvesting
Design Tool, Design Machine, Personal Fabrication, Social Fabrication
Cognitive Linguistics, Theory of Sense-Making
THAMRIN, Achmad Husni
Project Assistant Professor
Internet Technology, Multicast Communications
Southeast Asian Rural Development, Gender and Development, Social Theory
Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
Science and Technology Policy
Political Economy of Development, International Relations, Human Security
VAN METER, Rodney D.
Quantum Computing, Post-Moore’s Law Computer Architecture, Distributed Mass Storage Systems
Health Science, Anti-Aging, Metabolic Disease, Naturopathic Medicine, Preventive Medicine
International Political Economy, GATT/WTO Law, Trade Policy, European Integration
GIS, Urban and Regional Environments, Sustainability Science
In addition to the core teaching staff listed above, other members of the SFC faculty will be contributing their expertise to the GIGA Program: http://vu9.sfc.keio.ac.jp/faculty_profile/index_e.html.