FCC Names Chief Technologist

He's a computer and telecom network expert.
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He's a computer and telecom network expert.

Jon M. Peha, Ph.D., has been named chief technologist of the Federal Communications Commission. Peha will serve as a senior advisor on communications technology in the FCC's Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.

Currently, Peha is a professor in the Departments of Engineering and Public Policy, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He also serves as the associate director of the Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking at CMU. Prior to joining CMU, Peha served as the CTO of three high-tech start-ups and as a member of the technical staff at SRI International, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Microsoft.

Peha's research interests include technical and policy issues related to computer and telecommunications networks.