Technical Program Office Director
Dr. Eric Burger’s research spans 5G and Beyond, distributed ledger technology, secure communications, threat intelligence sharing, and technology policy. He recently returned from a detail as the Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prior to his OSTP detail, he served on detail as the Chief Technology Officer of the FCC. Prior to Georgetown, Dr. Burger was a C-level executive of several network equipment and enterprise software companies, including Neustar, Brooktrout, and BEA Systems. In the service provider sector, he worked at MCI and Cable & Wireless. He holds over 20 US Patents, authored over 20 communications standards documents, is a Distinguished Member of the ACM, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Life Member of AFCEA. He received an SBEE, MBA, and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (Belgium), and Illinois Institute of Technology.