Dr. Ed Felten

Director, Center for Information Technology Policy

Princeton University

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Dr. Felten is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and founding Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. He was previously the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for the Obama Administration. Before rejoining Princeton and the White House, Dr. Felten served as the first Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and worked with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He has published more than 100 papers and two books on technology law and policy. Dr. Felten is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow at the Association for Computing Machinery. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics with Honors from the California Institute of Technology and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.