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Scott Jordan

Federal Communications Commission
Chief Technologist

Scott Jordan is based in the Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis (OSP) but, on technology issues, reports directly to the Chairman. He guides the FCC’s work on technology and engineering issues, together with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. He advises on matters across the agency to ensure that FCC policies are driving technological innovation, including serving as a resource to FCC Commissioners. He also helps the FCC engage with technology experts outside the agency and promotes technical excellence among agency staff.


Jordan joins the Commission from the University of California, Irvine, where he is a Professor of Computer Science. He is widely known for his research on communications platforms, pricing, and differentiated services on the Internet. In the technology arena, he works to further integrate voice, data, and video on the Internet and on wireless networks.


Jordan received his undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, also obtained from UC-Berkeley. Prior to joining UC-Irvine, Jordan served as an Associate Professor at Northwestern University and served as an IEEE Congressional Fellow, working in the United States Senate on Internet and telecommunications policy issues, and on the FCC Open Internet Technical Advisory Committee.


Source: FCC