Kilnam Chon

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Country: South Korea
Email: chon [at]
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Kilnam Chon is a Professor Emeritus at Keio University. He also teaches at KAIST.[1]


Chon holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Califonia, Los Angeles and a B.Sc. in Engineering Science from Osaka University.[2]

Career History

He started working as a System Engineer at Rockwell in the late sixties. From 1976 to 1980, he worked in the Technical Team of Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He then joined ETRI(formerly KIET) as a Principal Investigator.

Since 1982, Chon has been teaching at KAIST. In 2008, he taught at the Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Visiting Professor.[3]


Since the early '80s, he has been working with network systems and the Internet. He has actively participated in groups like APNG, APAN and APTLD. Currently, he Co-chairs the Coordination Committee of Intercontinental Research Networking. He is the developer of the first Internet in Asia, which was called SDN.[4]

  • Chair of Internet Association of Korea, (2000 – Present)
  • Chair of Korea Networking Council, (1985-1995)
  • Chair of Asia Pacific Networking Group, (1992-1995)
  • Conference Organization Chair of KRNET
  • Chair of Asia-Pacific Coordinating Committee on Intercontinental Research Networking
  • Technical Advisory Group Member of Interop
  • Chair of Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Forum, (1999-Present)
  • Chair of Asia Pacific Advanced Network, (1997-Present)
  • Co-chair of Coordinating Committee on Intercontinental Research Networking[5]

In 2000, he founded Networking, Inc.


Chon is the Author or the co-author of the following Publications:

  • The origin and early development of the Internet and of the netizen
  • ISPSG: Internet Service Provider-Separated Geographic-Based Addressing and Routing
  • Adjusting the Aggregate Throughput of Parallel TCP Flows without Central Coordination
  • G-tcp to govern aggregate throughput of parallel TCP flows
  • Network-aware Overlay Multicast for Large Data Dissemination
  • Future Internet and The Other Billions - Research Opportunity
  • Past, Present & Future of Research in the Information Society
  • A Brief History of the Internet in Korea
  • The Future of the Internet Digital Divide
  • NLM : network-based layered multicast for traffic control of heterogeneous network
  • Proactive web caching with cnmulative prefetching for large multimedia data
  • Scalable Traffic Control Scheme for Interactive Multimedia Sessions
  • Testing Methods for SDL Systems
  • Hierarchical Session Management for Large Scale Sessions[6]

A Complete List of Chon's Publications can be read here