Kanchana Kanchanasut

Member for

4 years 3 months

First name

Kanchana

Last name

Kanchanasut

Organization

Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab) - Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Country

Thailand

Author Profile

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut was honoured with the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award for pioneering Thailand's Internet on November 2016. She is the first Thai national to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society on August 2013. She was named in the 'Pioneer' category, which recognizes individuals who were instrumental in the early design and development of the internet. Prof. Kanchana was among the Thai Internet pioneers who brought the idea of electronic mail and the Internet to Thailand in the late'80s. She has since maintained her interests in the Internet through her research works with current interests in challenged and emergency networks, digital media communication and tele-education. She is actively involved in the Internet development in the region paying particular attention on the human resource development issue.

Prof. Kanchana is currently a Research Professor and former Director of the Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab), and has served as the Vice President for Research at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, where she is also a Professor in Computer Science and Information Technology at the AIT's School of Engineering and Technology. In addition, she is the Vice Chairman of Thai Network Information Center Foundation.