Douglas Sicker

Department Head, EPP, CMU

Dr. Douglas C. Sicker has held various positions in academia, industry and government. Doug is currently the Thomas Lord Endowed Chair in Engineering and the Department Head and Professor of Engineering and Public Policy with a joint appointment in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, Doug was the DBC Endowed Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a joint appointment in, and Director of, the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program.  Doug recently served as the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Advisor for Spectrum at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Doug also served as the Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and prior to this he served as a senior advisor on the FCC National Broadband Plan.  Earlier he was Director of Global Architecture at Level 3 Communications, Inc.  In the late 1990s, Doug served as Chief of the Network Technology Division at the FCC.

Doug is an active member of the IEEE, the ACM and the Internet Society. He served as an advisor to the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the FCC and the Department of State; the Chair of the FCC Network Reliability and Interoperability Council steering committee; an advisor on the Technical Advisory Council of the FCC, and chair of a recent National Academy study on the Boulder Department of Commerce Laboratories. Doug has chaired numerous conferences as well as served on many program committees. In 2015 and 2016, he served on three National Academy studies. Doug has published extensively in the fields of networking, wireless systems, network security and network policy and has received funding from NSF, DARPA, FAA, Cisco, Intel, IBM and other sources.