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.
Connected Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Enhancing Wireless Service by Ending Spectrum Scarcity
Improving Communications Systems for Emergencies
1991 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
1986 MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
1984 BS/BA, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Brown University
- Applications of security and privacy
- automotive and transportation security and privacy
- censorship resistance and measurement
- communication networks
- connected vehicles
- elections security
- information and communication technology (ICT)
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- IoT security and privacy
- mobile and app security and privacy
- network security
- security and privacy economics
- security policy and regulation
- systems security
- technical innovation
- Usability and human behavior
Peha interviewed about internet performance during the pandemic
EPP’s Jon Peha was interviewed about a recently-published study about how internet service providers handled increased demand caused by the pandemic. While fast download speeds were maintained, the upload speeds integral to videoconferencing stalled.
CyLab Security and Privacy Institute
Internet performance during COVID not as great as many say, study shows
Internet performance suffered substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by researchers in Carnegie Mellon University published this week in the Journal of Information Policy.
Peha quoted on broadband internet
CyLab/EPP’s Jon Peha was quoted by Bloomberg on upload speeds and broadband internet.
Peha comments on routing practices
A battle over call routing practices heats up as demand for conferencing services stress telephone networks: “I think the FCC may need to reconsider (closing certain loopholes) in the middle of a pandemic that’s forcing people to work from home,” says ECE/EPP’s Jon Peha to IEEE Spectrum.
The New York Times
Peha on internet reliability
Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, businesses are urging employees who are able to work from home to do so. CyLab/EPP/ECE’s Jon Peha tells The New York Times that “...there is a risk that usage will surge and capacity will be inadequate and performance will suffer. This is new ground for all of us.”
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.
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.
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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 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. CMU faculty voice their support of this timely event.
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.
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.