Launch of the Cyber Civilization Research Center Invitation of Dr. David Farber as Co-Director
April 10, 2018 Keio University
Recent technological advancements in the field of networked intelligence, among other pioneering technologies, are likely to result in a broad enough social impact to be called an emergence of new cyber civilizations. With this understanding and a collective determination to encourage development that is beneficial for all, Keio University is launching the “Cyber Civilization Research Center (CCRC)” within its Global Research Institute (KGRI: Keigo Komamura, Director), an official institute established by the university.
To make this effort significant globally, Keio University has invited Dr. David Farber, a distinguished leader in the field, who has held esteemed positions at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pennsylvania during his career, to serve as a Co-Director at the center. He will join Dr. Jun Murai, Dean of the Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance, as CCRC Co-Directors, to lead a university-wide project to accomplish the center’s goals. Dr. Jiro Kokuryo, a Vice-President of Keio University with research background in this field, has been appointed as CCRC Chief Administrator.