Bio of Jon M. Peha

Jon Peha is a Professor and Center Director at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He has served at the Federal Communications Commission as the Chief Technologist, in the White House as Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, in industry as Chief Technical Officer of three high-tech companies, in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and at USAID where he helped launch and then led a U.S. Government interagency program to assist developing countries with information infrastructure. At CMU, Dr. Peha is a Professor in the Dept. of Engineering & Public Policy and the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Director of CMU's Center for Executive Education in Technology Policy, and former Associate Director of the Center for Wireless & Broadband Networking.

Dr. Peha's research spans technical and policy issues of information and communications technology, including broadband Internet, spectrum, universal access and digital inclusion, satellites, connected and autonomous vehicles, technology for emergency response (firefighters, police, emergency medical), privacy and cybersecurity, policies for Internet content, secure payment systems, smart cities, and information infrastructure for developing countries.

Dr. Peha holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford, and a BS from Brown. He is an IEEE Fellow, an ALA Fellow, and an AAAS Fellow, and was selected by AAAS as one of 40 "Featured AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows" of the last 40 years ("40@40"). Dr. Peha has received the FCC's "Excellence in Engineering Award" for contributions to the U.S. National Broadband Plan, the IEEE Communications Society TCCN Publication Award for career contributions to spectrum management, and the Brown Engineering Medal.

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List of Publications
Some Papers Available Online
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