Bio of Jon M. Peha


Jon Peha is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University with experience in industry, government, and academia. In government, he served at the Federal Communications Commission as Chief Technologist, in the White House as Assistant Director of the Office of Science & Technology Policy, in the House Energy & Commerce Committee where he was responsible for telecom and e-commerce, and at USAID where he helped launch and led a US Government interagency program to assist developing countries with information infrastructure. In industry, he has been Chief Technical Officer for three high-tech companies, and a member of technical staff at SRI International, AT&T Bell Labs, and Microsoft. At Carnegie Mellon, he is a Full Professor in the Dept. of Engineering & Public Policy and the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and former Associate Director of the university's Center for Wireless & Broadband Networking. His research spans technical and policy issues of information and communications technology, including spectrum, broadband Internet, wireless networks, communications for emergency responders and disaster resilience, universal service, privacy and cybersecurity, secure Internet payment systems, online dissemination of copyrighted material, vehicular networks and intelligent transportation systems, smart cities. Dr. Peha holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford, and a BS from Brown. He is an IEEE 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"). He is member of the National Academy of Science's Disaster Resilience Roundtable, and the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. Dr. Peha has received the FCC's "Excellence in Engineering Award," the IEEE Communications Society TCCN Publication Award for career contributions, and the Brown Engineering Medal.

Brief resume
List of Publications
Some Papers Available Online
Jon Peha's home page.
peha@cmu.edu