For the GIGA Program, we have assembled a team of faculty members who are world leaders in their fields.
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Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Governance
Former 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 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.
Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Professor Yoko Hamada’s research focus is on Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Infant Mental Health, and School Mental Health. She graduated from the Keio University School of Medicine in 1981, and received her Doctor of Medical Science in 1991. Previously, she was a research associate in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Keio University, and was an assistant professor at the Seitoku University Health Center. She has published numerous works on topics such as mothers’ recognition of infant’s emotions and psychoanalytic psychotherapy of women.
Health Communication, Community Health, Public Health
“Neural Information Science, Brain Mapping, Sensory Integration, Bio-Signal Processing”
FREEDMAN, David J.
Poetry/Literary Theory: Children’s Literature, Queer Studies
Software Science (System Software, Web Technology)
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
Professor, Former Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Governance
Multimedia database, Multidatabase
Architecture, Urban and Rural Design
Vice President, Professor
Management Information System
International Business, Internationalization Strategy, International Entrepreneurship
Multimedia Databases, Active Database, Web Information Systems
Marketing, Consumer Research
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
Energy Design and extreme, portable/light-weight architecture
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.