Jon PehaProfessor at Carnegie Mellon University, former Chief Technologist, FCC
Jon Peha is a Professor of electrical engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He has served at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission as the Chief Technologist, in the White House as Assistant Director of the Office for Science and Technology Policy, in industry as Chief Technical Officer of three start-ups, at USAID as head of the Telecom Leadership Program, in the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. Congress, and as Associate Director of CMU’s Center for Wireless & Broadband Networking. Dr. Peha holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and was selected by AAAS as one of 40 Featured Science and Technology Policy Fellows of the last 40 years. Dr. Peha has received the FCC's "Excellence in Engineering Award," the IEEE Communications Society TCCN Publication Award for career contributions to spectrum management, and the Brown Engineering Medal.