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Daiyuu Nobori

Department of Computer Science,
Graduate School of System and Information Engineering,
University of Tsukuba

CEO of SoftEther Corporation

My primary research projects:
SoftEther VPN | VPN Gate

 

Biography

Summary

Daiyuu Nobori (born in Hyogo, Japan on 17 November 1984) is a software engineer and an entrepreneur. His development and research interests include systems software such as Virtual Private Network (VPN), distributed systems, and security. He entered University of Tsukuba in 2003 and started up a company, SoftEther Corporation in 2004. He is a Ph.D. course student at the Department of Computer Science, University of Tsukuba. In SoftEther Corporation, he has developed SoftEther VPN, a cross-platform multi-protocol VPN program, made it public for free, and opened its source code in 2014.

Public Activities

  • CEO of SoftEther Corporation.
  • A Ph.D. student of Computer Science, Graduate School of System and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba.
  • Information and communication system adviser of CYBERDYNE INC.
  • Cooperative researcher of Academic Computing & Communications Center, University of Tsukuba

 

Achievements

 

Research and Development

Research and Development on Software

  1. "SoftEther VPN 1.0"
    Developed as a public-funding research project of IPA (Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency) in 2003,
    Released at 17 Dec 2003 as freeware, Ended at 31 Jan 2006,
    Downloads: 2,162,256 times, Unique Users: 210 thousands users (approximately).
    This software is for free of charge.
  2. "PacketiX VPN"
    Developed in SoftEther Corporation, Released as a product at 16 Dec 2005,
    Trial Version Downloads: 109,544 times, Purchased Customers: 5,989 companies,
    Total Number of Users: approximately 53,314 users in Customer Companies since Dec 2005.
  3. "Desktop VPN"
    Developed in SoftEther Corporation, Released as a commercial service with Silicon Graphics, Inc at 01 Oct 2007 in Japan,
    Trial Version Downloads: 158,959 times, Customers of Subscription: 6,248 accounts since Oct 2007.
  4. "UT-VPN"
    Developed in the cooperative research project between SoftEther Corporation and University of Tsukuba,
    Releases as an open-source (GPL license) at 07 Jun 2010,
    Downloads: 82,356 times.
    This software is for free of charge.
  5. "EtherNext"
    Developed in SoftEther Corporation, Released as a beta at 29 Jul 2011,
    Registered Accounts: 1,548 accounts.
    This software is currently for free of charge because it is beta.
  6. "VPN Gate"
    My research in University of Tsukuba. A well-known VPN relay service. You can get through your government's firewall to browse restricted websites, and disguise your IP address to hide your identity while surfing the Internet.
  7. "SoftEther VPN" (open source)
    My research in University of Tsukuba. SoftEther VPN Project develops and distributes SoftEther VPN, An Open-Source Free Cross-platform Multi-protocol VPN Program,
  8. "Win10Pcap" (open source)
    Win10Pcap is a new WinPcap-based Ethernet packet capture library. Unlike original WinPcap, Win10Pcap is compatible with the NDIS 6.x driver model. Win10Pcap works stably with Windows 10. Win10Pcap has the binary-compatibility with the original WinPcap DLLs. You can run Wireshark or other WinPcap-compatible applications with Win10Pcap by simply installing Win10Pcap DLLs, instead of original WinPcap.

Research and Development on Telecommunication Services

  1. "PacketiX.NET Academic Experiment Online Service"
    Developed in the cooperative research project between SoftEther Corporation and University of Tsukuba,
    Released at 25 Oct 2006,
    Registered Users: 145,951 users.
    This service is for free of charge because it is academic experiment.
  2. "HardEther Wide-Area Gigabit Ethernet Dedicated Line Service"
    Developed in SoftEther Corporation, Service started at 01 Dec 2008,
    Many enterprise customers in the Tokyo District,
    Either Number of Customers and Revenues is not on disclosure.

Above data are always subjects to be refreshed to the latest status.
(Except sales performances. The result of performances will be updated once each month.)

 

Writings and Publications

Books

  1. Daiyuu Nobori: "DirectX 8.0 3D Action Game Programming - Know-how for Developing 3D Action Games with DirectX", 256 pages, Engineering Publishing Company, ISBN: 4875939094, Mar 2001.
  2. Daiyuu Nobori: "Visual C++ Programming in the XP Generation - Programming Techniques with Using Win32 APIs", 231 pages, Engineering Publishing Company, ISBN: 4875933282, Mar 2002.
  3. Daiyuu Nobori: "DirectX 9 3D Practical Programming - Know-how for Developing 3D Action Games with DirectX", 303 pages, Engineering Publishing Company, ISBN: 4875934165, Feb 2003.
  4. Yoshikuni Okawa, Fumihiko Osawa, Daiyuu Nobori, Takurou Narita: "DirectX 9 Practical Programming", 231 pages, Engineering Publishing Company, ISBN: 9784875934615, Mar 2003.
  5. Daiyuu Nobori, Kazumi Murakami, Syun Ikejima: "Official Guidebook of SoftEther", 221 pages, ASCII Corporation, ISBN: 4756144837, Jun 2004.
  6. Osamu Ishida, Koichiro Seto, Shinichi Ooe, Fumitaka Kadobayashi, Ken Sakamoto, Yoshinori Sunaga, Daiyuu Nobori, Yukihiro Fujimoto: "10 Gigabie Ethernet Textbook (Standard Textbook Series of Impress)", 408 pages, Impress, ISBN: 4844320920, Mar 2005.

Papers

  1. Daiyuu Nobori: "Virtual Ethernet system and Tunneling Communication with SoftEther", The 45th Programming Symposium of  Information Processing Society of Japan pp.147-158, Jan 2004.
  2. Daiyuu Nobori: "Internal Architectures of SoftEther", Information Processing Society of Japan Journal of "Information Processing", Vol.45, No.10, pp.1057-1062, Oct 2004.
  3. Daiyuu Nobori: "Internal Architectures of SoftEther", Information Processing Society of Japan Papers of "The 17th Computer System Symposium", Nov 2005.
  4. Daiyuu Nobori, Kozo Itano, Yasushi Shinjo, Akira Sato: "Research of Scalable Client-Server Stream Transmitting System", Graduation Thesis at College of Information Science of University of Tsukuba, Feb 2007.
  5. Daiyuu Nobori: "A Suggestion to Promote Development of High-Performance Telecommunication Software in Japan", Journal of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Vol.90, No.9, pp.820-822, Sep 2007.
  6. Daiyuu Nobori, Kazuhiko Kato, Yasushi Shinjo, Kozo Itano, Akira Sato, Hisashi Nakai: "A Scalable IP Networking Test-bed System which works on PCs", The 70th Annual National Conference of Information Processing Society of Japan, Mar 2008.
  7. Daiyuu Nobori and Yasushi Shinjo: "VPN Gate: A Volunteer-Organized Public VPN Relay System with Blocking Resistance for Bypassing Government Censorship Firewalls", USENIX NSDI '14, Seattle, April 3, 2014.

 

Academic and Industrial Conferences

Academic Societies

  1. Daiyuu Nobori: "Virtualization of Ethernet and Tunneling by SoftEther", The 45th Programming Symposium of  Information Processing Society of Japan, 09 Jan 2004.
  2. Daiyuu Nobori: "Virtual Network System with SoftEther", The 14th Risk Engineering Research Meeting on Department of Risk Engineering in University of Tsukuba, 01 Jun 2004.
  3. Daiyuu Nobori: "Special Lecture of SoftEther VPN 2.0", The 2nd Workshop of Big Science & High Performance Network at Japan National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, 08 Dec 2004.
  4. Daiyuu Nobori: "SoftEther Virtual Networking Technology", Symposium of Computer Science at Graduate School of System and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba, 11 Mar 2005.
  5. Yoshiyasu Takefuji, Kentaro Ienoto, Daiyuu Nobori, Hiroshi Morito: "IT Venture Companies Explore Next Generation of Society", The 4th Information Technology Forum at Information Processing Society of Japan FIT 2005, 08 Sep 2005.
  6. Ikuo Takeuchi, Hidezane Kawai, Daiyuu Nobori , Kinya Tagawa, Masaki Ikeda, Hideyuki Nakajima: "Youth Faculties and Exploratory Software Project", The 4th Information Technology Forum at Information Processing Society of Japan FIT 2005, 09 Sep 2005.
  7. Daiyuu Nobori: "Internal Architectures of SoftEther VPN", The 17th Computer System Symposium of Special Interest Group of System Software and Operating System at Information Processing Society of Japan, 30 Nov 2005.
  8. Daiyuu Nobori: "Implementation of Virtual Internet System with Real-time Communication", The 1st Autonomous Infrastructure System Symposium of CREST Research Project of Japan Science and Technology Agency, 09 Jun 2006.
  9. Hiroshi Esaki, Daiyuu Nobori, Yutaka Kikuchi, Sukekuni Shindo, Akira Matsushima, Yuichi Ikejiri: "Workshop of Overlay Networking", The 31th General Meeting of Next Generation Internet Exchange Research Conference (distix), 18 Jul 2006.
  10. Daiyuu Nobori: "PacketiX VPN Software", The 10th Workshop for Programming and Application System of Japan Society for Software Science and Technology (SPA X), 29 Aug 2006.
  11. Daiyuu Nobori: "Research of Scalable Client-Server Stream Transmitting System", Graduation Thesis at College of Information Science of University of Tsukuba, 13 Feb 2007.
  12. Daiyuu Nobori: "Techniques for Geeks with Using VPN", The WIDE Meeting 07Dec Tutorial Session (BOF1) of WIDE Project, 15 Dec 2007.
  13. Daiyuu Nobori: "A Scalable IP Networking Test-bed System which works on PCs", 1Y-8 on the Session of Network Building and Administration Technology at the 70th National Conference of Information Processing Society of Japan, 13 Mar 2008.
  14. Shuichi Tashiro, Naoyoshi Ohashi, Hisamichi Okamura, Hiroshi Niibe, Daiyuu Nobori: "Be Careful about Compliance with the Law When You Release New Software - Lectures and Panel Discussions", Special Session #2 of The 70th National Conference of Information Processing Society of Japan, 14 Mar 2008.
  15. Daiyuu Nobori: "About Hacking" , Software Japan 2014 Award Ceremony, Information Processing Society of Japan, 4 Feb 2014.
  16. Daiyuu Nobori: "About Hacking" , The 70th National Conference of Information Processing Society of Japan, 13 Mar 2014.
  17. Daiyuu Nobori and Yasushi Shinjo: "VPN Gate: A Volunteer-Organized Public VPN Relay System with Blocking Resistance for Bypassing Government Censorship Firewalls", USENIX NSDI '14, Seattle, April 3, 2014.

Lectures at Universities

  1. Daiyuu Nobori: "SoftEther VPN Virtual Networking Technology", A Lecture for 3rd and 4th Undergraduates Grades of Tokyo Denki University, 16 Apr 2005.
  2. Daiyuu Nobori: "Become a Manufacturer of Software which might Spreads Globally", The Internal Seminar at Venture Business Laboratory of Oita University, 02 Dec 2005.
  3. Daiyuu Nobori: "Become a Manufacturer of Software which Spreads Globally & Internal Architectures of PacketiX VPN 2.0", Lecture at Graduate School of Information Science and Technology of The University of Tokyo, 27 Jan 2006.
  4. Daiyuu Nobori: "A Venture Company from University: Entrepreneuring of SoftEther Corporation", Special Lecture at Information Systems Engineering Course of Kochi University of Technology, 22 Jan 2008.
  5. Daiyuu Nobori: "Both Developing Law-layer Software and Entrepreneuring a Venture Company are Extraordinary Enjoyable", 01CK909 - Special Lecture for Experiment at Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies at Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering at University of Tsukuba, 31 Jan 2008.
  6. Daiyuu Nobori: "Showcase of SoftEther Corporation as an University Venture Company", The Training Meeting for University Intellectual Property Strategy Workshop in Kanto District of Development Project by National University Intellectual Property Headquarters, 10 Mar 2008.
  7. Daiyuu Nobori: "Both Developing Law-layer Software and Entrepreneuring a Venture Company are Extraordinary Enjoyable", Lecture at Graduate School of Information Science and Technology of The University of Tokyo, 07 Jul 2008.
  8. Daiyuu Nobori: "How to bypass internet censorship with VPN & About new 3D device technology" , University of Tsukuba, 16 Jun 2012.
  9. Daiyuu Nobori: "About VPN technology & About new 3D device technology" , Global Leaders Conference, University of Tsukuba, 7 Nov 2012.
  10. Daiyuu Nobori: "Invitation for Joining IPA Mito Project" , University of Tsukuba Computer Science and Information Promotion Agency of Japan, 6 Jun 2013.
  11. Daiyuu Nobori: "SoftEther VPN & VPN Gate", CSS 432 Network Design (5), Computing and Software Systems, University of Washington Bothell, 1 April 2014.

 

General Lectures

  1. Daiyuu Nobori: "SoftEther VPN System", IPAX Spring 2004 by IPA (Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency), 13 May 2005.
  2. Daiyuu Nobori: "How to Realize a Virtual Network with SoftEther VPN", The General Meeting Seminar 2004 of Japan UNIX User's Group, 21 Jul 2004.
  3. Daiyuu Nobori: "All About SoftEther, and Reformation of VPN Markets", Nikkei Communication VPN Technology Seminar by Nikkei Business Publications Inc, 03 Sep 2004.
  4. Daiyuu Nobori: "All About SoftEther VPN and User-mode Router 2.0", Nikkei Communication VPN Technology Seminar by Nikkei Business Publications Inc, 18 Mar 2005.
  5. Daiyuu Nobori: "SoftEther VPN 2.0 Virtual Network Technology", IPAX 2005 by IPA (Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency), 18 May 2005.
  6. Masaki Hagiya, Synichi Hirabayashi, Daiyuu Nobori, Reiko Hamada, Hideyuki Watanabe: "How to Create an Unique and Excellent Software", IPA (Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency) Panel Discussion of IPAX 2005, 19 May 2005.
  7. Daiyuu Nobori: "VPN - Coexistence of both Convenience and Security", The Special Session at Security Pavilion in INTEROP TOKYO 2005, 08 Jun 2005.
  8. Ryota Motobayashi, Sukekuni Shindo, Masaya Norifusa, Daiyuu Nobori: "VPN Deep Comparisons - From IP-VPN to SoftEther", The Conference Workshop W19 at INTEROP TOKYO 2005, 10 Jun 2005.
  9. Daiyuu Nobori: "How to Create an Internet Technology Spread Globally from Japan", Nikkei Communication 20th Anniversary Forum by Nikkei Business Publications Inc, 20 Oct 2005.
  10. Daiyuu Nobori: "Showcase of Entrepreneuring by a Student Developer", JavaOne Japan Education & Research Conference by Sun Microsystems, 03 Nov 2005.
  11. Daiyuu Nobori: "The Whole Features of VPN 2.0", Plathome Seminar at Akihabara, 18 Nov 2005.
  12. Daiyuu Nobori: "Objective of SoftEther Corporation as a Tsukuba-University-Venture", The 9th Tsukuba IT Forum Conference, 15 Dec 2005.
  13. Haruhisa Ishida, Daiyuu Nobori: "Prof. Haruhisa Ishida and Daiyuu Nobori: Internet Solutions in Future", The 1st-Year Anniversary Forum of Akihabara Cross-field, 09 Mar 2006.
  14. Akiko Yamazaki, Daiyuu Nobori, Yasuyuki Yamaoka, Masayoshi Takasugi, Tatsuhiko Tanaka: "What is Necessary in the IT Industry Right Now?", Microsoft The Student Day 2006 by Microsoft Corporation, 31 Mar 2006.
  15. Ryota Motobayashi, Sukekuni Shindo, Masaya Norifusa, Daiyuu Nobori: "VPN Deep Comparisons - From IP-VPN to PacketiX (SoftEther)", The Conference Workshop W13 at INTEROP TOKYO 2005, 06 Jun 2006.
  16. Daiyuu Nobori: "The Past Progesss of Development of SoftEther VPN as an Exploratory Software Project, and Present Progress of Development of Business", IPA Exploratory Software Project Recruiting Seminar by IPA (Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency) and University of Tsukuba, 07 Sep 2006.
  17. Daiyuu Nobori: "The Next-Generation Layer-2 VPN Software: PacketiX VPN 2.0", The Ceremony of The Software Product of the Year 2006 Award by IPA (Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency), 24 Oct 2006.
  18. Daiyuu Nobori: "A Solaris 10 Compatible VPN: PacketiX", The Seminar for Latest Update Release of Solaris 10 11/06 by Sun Microsystems, 24 Jan 2007.
  19. Daiyuu Nobori: "Looking Back of Past Two Years of SoftEther Corporation and Prospects of PacketiX in Future", The 2nd-Year Anniversary Forum of Akihabara Cross-field, 08 Mar 2007.
  20. Ryota Motobayashi, Sukekuni Shindo, Masaya Norifusa, Daiyuu Nobori: "Implementation,s Operations and Applications of Latest VPNs", The Conference Workshop W09 at INTEROP TOKYO 2007, 22 Jun 2007.
  21. Ikuo Takeuchi, Hidekazu Kondo, Kinya Tagawa, Daiyuu Nobori: "Super-Creators Visited Silicon Valley - The Report of Tours in United States", IPA (Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency) Form 2007 Software Development Session #1, 30 Oct 2007.
  22. Daiyuu Nobori: "PacketiX VPN 2.0", The 5th Information Technology Seminar by Softopia Japan of Gifu Prefectual Government, 27 Feb 2008.
  23. Ryota Motobayashi, Sukekuni Shindo, Masaya Norifusa, Daiyuu Nobori: "Implementations, Operations and Applications of Latest VPNs", The Conference Workshop W08 at INTEROP TOKYO 2008, 09 Jun 2008.
  24. Daiyuu Nobori: "How to trace criminals who are abusing VPN Gate" , Workshop of National Police Agency, Kasumigaseki Police Agency Government Building, 23 Aug 2013.
  25. Daiyuu Nobori: "About VPN Gate & How to trace criminals who are abusing VPN Gate & About Hacking" , Internal Workshop, National Diet Library of Japan, 26 Feb 2014.
  26. Daiyuu Nobori: "About Hacking" , IPA Security Camp 2014 Special Class, 12 Aug 2014.
  27. Daiyuu Nobori: "Introduction of the Architecture of Great Firewall of China (GFW) & VPN Gate & Tracing a criminal who abused VPN Gate with the Australian policy agency & How to protect governmental computer systems against hacking & Security analysis on the physical layer of NTT FLET'S and carrier Ethernet services" , National Information Security Center of Japan, 18 Sep 2014.

 

Awards

  1. "Official Certification of Super-Creator / Genius Programmer Award", Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency, Sep 2004.
  2. "Yamanouchi Encouragement Award of The 45th Programming Symposium", Information Processing Society of Japan, Jan 2005.
  3. "The 15th Nikkei BP Technology Award 'Special Award' ", Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Apr 2005.
  4. "POWER PUSH AWARD 'Software Category Award' ", ASCII Corporation, Apr 2006.
  5. "MM Research Institute Grand Prix 2006", MM Research Institute, Ltd., Jul 2006.
  6. "Software Product of The Year 2006 Grand Prix", Japanese Government's Information-Technology Agency, Oct 2006.
  7. "The 2nd Tsukuba Venture Grand Prix - Tsukuba Entrepreneur Award", Nonprofit Organization Tsumugi Tsukuba, Oct 2006.
  8. "University of Tsukuba President Award", University of Tsukuba, Mar 2007.
  9. "Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award - Information Technology Promoting Contribution Testimonial in the 2007 fiscal year", the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, the Ministry of Finance Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Economy, the Trade and Industry and the Cabinet Office of Japanese Government, Oct 2007.
  10. "Encouragement Award of The 70th National Conference of Information Processing Society of Japan", Information Processing Society of Japan, Jul 2008.
  11. "DREAM GATE AWARD 2008 support by HP WINNER (Grand-Prix)", Venture Enterprise Center Foundation, Japan Hewlett-Packard Company, Japan American Express Company and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Oct 2008.
  12. "Software Japan Award 2014", Information Processing Society of Japan, Feb 2014.

 

Cooperative Research Projects

Daiyuu has / had participated in following research projects.

Name of Project Period
Japan Science and Technology Agency CREST Project: "Implementation of Autonomous Infrastructure System" (Prof. Kazuhiko Kato) From Jul 2005
To Mar 2008
Development Project of Secure VM: 'BitVisor' by National Information Security Center of the Cabinet Office of Japan (Prof. Kazuhiko Kato) From Jul 2006
To Mar 2009
TARA Project at University of Tsukuba: "Implementation of Sustainable Computing System" (Prof. Kazuhiko Kato) From Apr 2007
SCOPE Research Project of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications: "Research and Development of Dependable Autonomous Cloud Computing Infrastructure" (Prof. Kazuhiko Kato) From Apr 2009

 

Previous Activities / Roles

Daiyuu has / had participated in following activities / roles.

Name of Activities / Roles Period
A Undergraduate Student of College of Information Science of University of Tsukuba From Apr 2003
To Mar 2007
A Staff of School Festival Executive Committee, University of Tsukuba From Apr 2003
To Jul 2003
The Chief Researcher of SoftEther Project (1st), Tsukuba Industrial Liaison and Cooperative Research Center From Jul 2005
To Mar 2009
An Advisor of Order-made Pharmacy Corporation From Apr 2007
To Oct 2008
A Special Researcher for National Institute of Information and Communications Technology From Jan 2008
To Mar 2009
The Chief Researcher of SoftEther Project (2nd), Tsukuba Industrial Liaison and Cooperative Research Center From May 2011
To Mar 2014

 

Contacts

E-Mails

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Telephone

+1 (650) 282-4449

 

Web

Blog: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/softether/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dnobori/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dnobori
mixi: http://mixi.jp/show_friend.pl?id=672294

 

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