In October, Professor Jon Peha, of Carnegie Mellon University was appointed FCC Chief Technologist. In addition to working with the FCC, he is part of CMU’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy, served as the Chief Technical Officer of three high-tech start-ups, and as a member of the technical staff at such communications giants as SRI International, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Microsoft.
This profile of Dr. Peha concludes:
Asked what he hopes to accomplish with his new position, Peha replies, “I hope I can help the Commission make good informed decisions, even on policy issues where non-engineers sometimes get lost in the technical complexity.”
I’m sure that we all hope so, too.