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November 16, 2011

Prof. Kilnam Chon awarded the Postel Award at IETF meeting

WIDE Project

On November 13, 2011 Keio University professor and KAIST emeritus professor Kilnam Chon was awarded the Postel Award (http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=4844) at the 82nd IETF meeting held in Taipei. Professor Chon is also a member of the WIDE Project.

The Postel Award
Prof. Kilnam Chon (left)

The Postel Award (Postel Service Award) is a service award established in 1998 in memory of the sudden passing of Dr. Jonathan B. Postel. It is awarded by the Internet Society (ISOC) to one individual each year for outstanding contributions to the Internet community.

This year’s award was in recognition of Professor Chon’s contribution to the Korean Internet community and to the Asian Internet community. Engraved on the trophy are the words “For his significant contributions in the development and advancement of the Internet in Asia”. In his comments, Professor Chon estimates that in three years there will be 5 billion Internet users, which means that almost everyone on the planet will be using the Internet. This is not only a major technical challenge, but a managerial and political challenge as well. Professor Chon wants everybody to contribute along with him in meeting this challenge.

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