We are excited to announce that Dr. Ed Felten is joining the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. Ed joins a growing number of techies at the White House working to further President Obama’s vision to ensure policy decisions are informed by our best understanding of state-of-the-art technology and innovation, to quickly and efficiently deliver great services for the American people, and to broaden and deepen the American people’s engagement with their government.
Ed’s expertise in the intersection of public affairs and computer science has led him to experiences in government, academia, and advising. Currently, he serves as the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he is also the founding Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy. Before rejoining the Princeton faculty, Ed served as the first Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and worked with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.
He has published more than 100 papers and two books on technology law and policy. Ed is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow at the Association for Computing Machinery. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics with Honors from the California Institute of Technology and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.
We are so pleased to welcome Ed to our team.
Alexander Macgillivray is Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Megan Smith is the U.S. Chief Technology Officer.