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Jon Peha is a full professor at Carnegie Mellon. He has addressed information networks from positions 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, where he focused on telecommunications and research; in the House Energy & Commerce Committee, where he was responsible for telecom and e-commerce issues; and at USAID, where he helped launch and lead 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 Laboratories, and Microsoft. At CMU, he is a professor in the Deptartments of Engineering and Public Policy, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is the former associate director of the university's Center for Wireless & Broadband Networking. His research spans technical and policy issues of information networks, including spectrum management, broadband Internet, wireless networks, video and voice over IP, communications for emergency responders, universal service, privacy, secure Internet payment systems, online dissemination of copyrighted material, and network security. Peha holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford, and a B.S. 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"). 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.
Office
129B Baker/Porter Hall
Phone
412.268.7126
Email
peha@cmu.edu
Google Scholar
Jon Peha
Websites
Jon Peha's Website

Connected Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Enhancing Wireless Service by Ending Spectrum Scarcity

Improving Communications Systems for Emergencies

Education

1991 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

1986 MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

1984 BS/BA, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Brown University

Media mentions


KCUR

Peha believes FCC is heading in wrong direction

EPP/ECE’s Jon Peha believes that FCC deregulation of net neutrality could be a major step backwards for rural broadband development.

Publishers Weekly

ALA names Peha OITP senior fellow

EPP/ECE’s Jon Peha has been named a senior fellow in the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy.

CMU Engineering

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90.5 WESA

Peha comments on net neutrality regulations and potential power of ISPs

According to EPP/ECE’s Jon Peha, changing the current net neutrality regulations would give ISPs much more power.

CMU Engineering

EPP supports Climate Week 2017

This week, as the southern United States is bombarded by some of the most intense storms in the country’s history, business leaders, researchers, artists and NGOs gather in New York City for Climate Week 2017. EPP faculty voice their support of this timely event.

Morning Consult

Peha offers insight on postponed net neutrality hearing

EPP/ECE’s Jon Peha was quoted on Morning Consult regarding the postponement of net neutrality ground rule hearings with the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

CBS MoneyWatch

Peha quoted on net neutrality regulations

The FCC claims that internet users would ultimately benefit from the elimination of net-neutrality rules because of the competition it would spark among ISPs. EPP’s Jon Peha comments in an article for CBS MoneyWatch.

Peha invited to serve on State Department committee

EPP/ECE’s Jon Peha has been invited by the State Department to serve on the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy

CMU Engineering

Routers on wheels take the internet on the road

Researchers have been working in Portugal testing models for a connected vehicle network that can provide internet access for users on the go.