Professor Chon contributed to the Internet’s growth in Asia through his extensive work in advancing Internet initiatives, research, and development. Chon has worked on networking systems, including the Internet, since the early 1980s. He founded and is the current chair of various regional Internet organizations such as Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), and Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Forum (APTLD).
Professor Chon received a PhD degree in computer science from University of California, Los Angeles in 1974, and a BS degree in engineering science from Osaka University. He continues to teach at KAIST, as well at Keio University.