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FCC Names University of California Prof Scott Jordan CTO; Tom Wheeler Comments

Scott Jordan

Scott Jordan, formerly a computer science professor at the University of California at Irvine, has been appointed to succeed Henning Schulzrinne as chief technology officer of the Federal Communications Commission.

Jordan will work in the agency’s strategic planning and policy analysis office and be responsible for advising personnel across the agency on technical matters, FCC said Tuesday.

“Scott’s engineering and technical expertise, particularly with respect to the Internet, will provide great assistance to the commission as we consider decisions that will affect America’s communications platforms,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Jordan previously served on FCC’s open Internet technical advisory committee and held a stint on Capitol Hill as a congressional IEEE fellow working on telecommunication policy issues.

He was a Northwestern University associate professor before he joined UC-Irvine and conducts studies relating to communications technology as well as differentiated and integrated services.

The FCC says Schulzrinne will return to Columbia University and will continue to work with the commission as part-time technology adviser.

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