The computer science professor joins the commission from the University of California, Irvine.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today appointed Scott Jordan as the agency’s chief technology officer. Jordan succeeds Henning Schulzrinne, who will return to Columbia University and continue to serve the commission in a part-time capacity as a technology adviser.
Jordan will serve as the senior adviser on technical matters across the agency. He will work with technology experts outside the agency and promote technical excellence among agency staff. Jordan will be based in the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.
He joins the commission from the University of California, Irvine, where he is a professor of computer science. Jordan is widely known for his research on communications platforms, pricing and differentiated services on the Internet. In the technology arena, Jordan 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 and computer science, also from the University of California, 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.