Seminar: From the present Internet to a Future Internet

Event Date 14 May 2009 (Thu), 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Venue Executive Seminar Room (S2.2-B2-53), Level B2, South Spine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798 (Location Map)
Organiser School of EEE, Nanyang Technological University and IEEE LEOS, Singapore Chapter (Email :  Tel/Fax : 67905019)

Event Info

From the present Internet to a Future Internet


Prof. Hisashi  Kobayashi

Princeton University



Biography of Speaker:

Hisashi Kobayashi  (

earned his BE and ME degrees from the University of Tokyo and his Ph.D. from Princeton University.  He worked for the IBM Research Division for 19 years (1967-86), where he was the founding director of its Tokyo Research Laboratory (1982-86).  He joined the Princeton faculty as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (1986-91) and taught in the Electrical Engineering Department until June 2008.


He invented a high-density digital recording scheme widely known as “partial-response coding and maximum-likelihood decoding” (PRML) (see the “History of Communications” column, IEEE Communication Magazine, March 2009), and was awarded the 2005 Eduard Rhein Technology Award. He also received Humboldt Prize (1979) and IFIP’s Silver Core Award (1980). He has been a Fellow of IEEE since 1977.


He authored  “Modeling and Analysis”(Addison Wesley 1978) and coauthored with Brian Mark “System Modeling and Analysis” (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008).  Kobayashi has served as a scientific advisor for numerous organizations in the United States, Japan and Canada.  He was on the International Advisory Board of Singapore’s Institute of System Science  (1985-98) and Kent Ridge Digital Laboratory (1998-2001).  Currently he advises the NICT Japan on their future Internet project AKARI and a new research project “Germany Laboratory (G-Lab),”  for a future Internet design.


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