Dr. Henning Schulzrinne Returns To FCC, Will Resume Chief Technologist Duties At End Of Year
August 31, 2016 at 10:35 AM (PT)
Dr. HENNING SCHULZRINNE is returning to the FCC as Senior Advisor for Technology, based in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, and will become Chief Technologist upon SCOTT JORDAN's planned exit at the end of the year, Chairman TOM WHEELER announced TODAY (8/31). SCHULZRINNE served as Chief Technologist in 2011-14 and has been serving as a part-time FCC advisor and as a professor at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY's FU FOUNDATION SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE over the last two years.
“HENNING’s return to the agency ensures the Commission will continue to have outstanding technology expertise on hand as we tackle the policy problems of today’s complex communications networks,” said WHEELER. “HENNING’s experience and vision have been invaluable to our work. With complex technical challenges such as broadband privacy and confronting robocalls and spoofing, I am grateful both that Henning has agreed to return and that he and SCOTT will overlap for a time.”
On JORDAN's departure, WHEELER added,“SCOTT’s work at the FCC continues to be instrumental to the development of a number of key rulemakings, including the set-top box and broadband privacy proceedings. I am grateful that he has agreed to extend his tenure as Chief Technologist in order to continue his work on those proceedings.”