10 Facts About Tadao Takahashi


Eduardo Tadao Takahashi was a Brazilian computer scientist and researcher who was credited with contributions toward planning, deployment, and adoption of the internet in Brazil and other Latin American countries.


Tadao Takahashi was a founding director of Brazil's National Research Network, an academic network that coordinated actions toward setting up the country's national internet backbone.


Tadao Takahashi was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2017.


Tadao Takahashi was associated with the organization from 1989 to 1996.


Tadao Takahashi was the founder and chair of the National Program for the Information Society, a Brazilian initiative to expand the penetration of the internet in key sectors, including healthcare, education, and government services.


Tadao Takahashi was a member of Brazil's Internet Steering Committee between 1995 and 1996, and later from 1999 to 2002.


Tadao Takahashi was a member of the ICANN's membership advisory committee in 1999.


Tadao Takahashi was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame as a global connector in 2017.


Tadao Takahashi held degrees in computer science, social communication, and informatics from University of Campinas, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, and Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, respectively.


Tadao Takahashi died in Campinas on 6 April 2022, aged 71, from a heart attack.