This week MIT professor Danny Weitzner was named a 2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. The Academy helps government leaders solve their most critical management challenges, with a focus on solving the complex public governance issues of the nation.
Weitzner, who is the founding director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, studies the relationship between network architecture and public policy, and develops new Web architectures to meet policy challenges such as privacy and intellectual property rights.
He teaches Internet public policy in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. From 2011-2012, Weitzner was the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House, where he lead initiatives on online privacy, cybersecurity, Internet copyright, and trade policies to promote the free flow of information.
Weiztner will be joing the Administration's national network of over 850 Fellows includes former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators.