Ghosh Appointed CTO at FCC
Friday, December 20, 2019 | Comments

Monisha Ghosh, PhD, was appointed the FCC’s chief technology officer (CTO). Ghosh will advise FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the agency on technology and engineering issues and will work closely with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology.

The FCC’s chief technology officer serves as the senior technology expert in the agency. Ghosh replaces Eric Burger, who has been serving at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy since October.

“As the FCC moves aggressively to advance American leadership in 5G, Dr. Ghosh’s deep technical knowledge of wireless technologies will be invaluable,” said Pai. “Dr. Ghosh has both conducted and overseen research into cutting-edge wireless issues in academia and industry. Her expertise is also broad, ranging from the internet of things (IoT), medical telemetry and broadcast standards. And it bears noting that this is an historic appointment: I am proud that Dr. Ghosh will be the FCC’s first female CTO and hope her example inspires young women everywhere to consider careers in STEM fields. I’m grateful to her for serving in this important position at this important time.”

Ghosh has been serving as a rotating program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Computer and Network System Division within the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering since September 2017. She manages the core wireless research portfolio as well as special programs such as machine learning for wireless networking systems (MLWiNS). She is also a research professor at the University of Chicago, where she conducts research on wireless technologies for the IoT, 5G cellular, next generation Wi-Fi systems and spectrum coexistence.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago in September 2015, she worked at Interdigital, Philips Research and Bell Laboratories on various wireless systems, such as the high-definition TV (HDTV) broadcast standard, cable standardization and cognitive radio for the TV white spaces. She has been an active contributor to many industry standards.

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