UW CSE PhD alum Ed Felten was named as the US Federal Trade Commission’s first Chief Technologist. In this new position, Dr. Felten will advise the agency on evolving technology and policy issues. Felten is currently the Director of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), a cross-disciplinary effort studying digital technologies in public life. His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology. Specific topics include software security, Internet security, electronic voting, cybersecurity policy, technology for government transparency, network neutrality and Internet policy.