Eric Burger is the Research Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and a high-ranking advisor to government and business on security and risk relating to modern networks and electronic communications.
Eric served for several years as the Chief Technology Officer at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the US comms regulator, as well as an advisor to the White House.
Eric has also served as director of the Georgetown site of the NSF Security and Software Engineering Research Center in Washington, DC, looking for solutions to network problems like robocalling, rural call completion, accessibility of communications for Americans with hearing and speech impairments, reducing the cost of deploying and operating communications networks, and ensuring communication network security and stability.
Eric has held senior engineering and technology positions in various telecommunications companies, network equipment manufacturers, and served as a technology consultant to others. He has also taught computer science at Georgetown University, George Mason University, and The George Washington University. He holds patents in telecommunications and is an expert in standards for telecommunications, network, and Internet technologies.
Eric holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.