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UW CSE Ph.D. alum Ed Felten joins White House as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer

ewf_headshotThe White House today announced that Ed Felten – UW CSE Ph.D. alum and Princeton faculty member – will join the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer.

Ed received his Ph.D. from UW CSE in 1993, working with Ed Lazowska and John Zahorjan. He joined the Princeton faculty at that time, where he is currently the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and of Public Affairs, and Director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy.

Ed is a national and international leader in computer security and privacy. On a previous leave of absence from Princeton, he served as the first Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission for eighteen months spanning 2011-12.

Ed is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He received the UW CSE Alumni Achievement Award in 2013, and the UW College of Engineering Diamond Award for Early Career Achievement in 2007.

Read the White House announcement here. Ed’s Princeton web page here.