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Kanchana Kanchanasut

ORG Asian Institute of Technology Title Professor of Computer Science BIO Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut is a Professor in Computer Science at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Starting in 1988, she was among the first to bring the Internet to Thailand, and has worked closely with the R&E networks in Thailand and in the Asia-Pacific region. Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Kanchanasut established the Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab) at AIT to provide much-needed capacity building for Internet engineers in the region. In recognition of her pioneering role in the early days of Internet development, driving cross-border R&E networks, and starting the first open and neutral Internet Exchange Point in Southeast Asia in 2015 – the Bangkok Neutral Internet Exchange (BKNIX), Dr. Kanchanasut was inducted in the Internet Hall of Fame as the first representative from Thailand. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Jon Postel Service Award for her many years of service for R&E and Internet development in Asia. Currently she is a researcher at the Internet Education and Research Laboratory where she is focusing on challenged networks research and Community Wireless Mobile Network deployments.