Dr. Burger is a Professor at Georgetown University. His research and teaching covers cybersecurity, distributed computing, DLT, systems economics and risk, policy, and network governance. He served on detail as Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and prior to that as the Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to Georgetown he was CTO of several network equipment and enterprise software companies. He started in the semiconductor industry at Texas Instruments, where his research group invented the single chip DSP. Following TI, he worked at Valid Logic Systems, which today is Cadence Design Systems.
Dr. Burger holds over 20 patents and has published over 20 IETF, 3GPP, and W3C standards. He served on numerous industry association boards. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has a SBEE, MBA, and PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.