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Ed Felten

AKA Edward William Felten

Born: 25-Mar-1963
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Computer Programmer, Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Broke SDMI

Respected authority on computer security and technology at Princeton. Expert witness for the Department of Justice in the Microsoft antitrust case. Has reported on gaping security flaws in virtually all commonly-used electronic voting machines. Led the team that "broke" the Secure Digital Music Initiative, digital audio watermark technologies intended to restrict music copying, then sued to challenge the music industry's attempts to silence reports on his findings.

Father: Ed Felten
Mother: Catherine A. Poehling (b. 29-Dec-1940, d. 16-Apr-2015)
Sister: Anne C. Dorn
Brother: Peter G. Felten
Brother: Mark D. Felten
Wife: Laura
Daughter: Claire

    University: BS Physics, California Institute of Technology (1985)
    University: MS Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington (1991)
    University: PhD Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington (1993)
    Professor: Princeton University (1993-2006)
    Director: Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University (2006-)

    Office of Science and Technology Policy Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer (2015-)
    US Federal Trade Commission Chief Technologist (2010-)
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Privacy Panel (2010-12)
    Transportation Security Administration Secure Flight Privacy Working Group (2005)
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Science and Technology study board (2002-04)
    Sun Microsystems Java Security Advisory Board (1997-2001)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors (2006-09)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board (2004-07)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation Consultant (2001-)
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1997
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Association for Computing Machinery Fellow (2007)
    Electronic Privacy Information Center Advisory Board (2013-)
    National Academy of Engineering 2013
    Verified Voting Advisory Board (2013-)
    EFF Pioneer Award 2005

Official Website:
http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/


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