Carnegie Mellon University

CEE-TP Program on ICT in Developing Countries

The ICT in Developing Countries program teaches senior government officials and other current and future leaders, specifically from developing countries, about policy issues of information and communications technology (ICT). 

Through this program, we offer courses in telecommunications (e.g. 5G cellular, spectrum management, broadband policy, digital divide, satellites, emergency communications), cyber (e.g. cybersecurity, privacy policy, cyber currencies), tech and telecom governance (e.g. ITU, Internet governance, standards), and other emerging technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, cloud storage and services, connected and autonomous vehicles). 

This program receives funding from the U.S. State Department's Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) program.

ICT Courses

CEE-TP's ICT in Developing Countries program offers courses both online and in-person. Our course offerings include the following: 

Telecommunications Policy courses

Security and Privacy courses

Telecommunication and Technology Governance courses

Emerging Information and Communications Technology courses

ICT in Developing Countries Program Instructors

  • Clara-Luz Alvarez, Professor, Mexico campus of Universidad Panamericana, and former Commissioner of the Mexican telecommunications regulator (Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones)
  • Johannes Bauer, Chief Economist of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Quello Chair in Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University, and Director of the University's Quello Center

  • Eric Burger, Professor at Virginia Tech, former Assistant Director of the U.S. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, former Chief Technologist of U.S. Federal Communications Commission
  • Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Professor of ICT and Private Law at Radboud University

  • Chris Boyer, Vice President of Global Security and Technology Policy at AT&T, and Chair of the Open RAN Policy Coalition

  • Kenneth Budka, Partner at Bell Labs Consulting in Nokia, Lead of the Verticals, Enterprise & New Business Models Practice

  • Fernando Carillo, Senior Director Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar/Hughes
  • Olga CavalliNational Director of Cybersecurity for Argentina, and co-founder and academic director of the South School of Internet Governance.
  • Nicolas Christin, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the School of Computer Science, the Dept. of Engineering & Public Policy, and Cylab

  • Pam Dixon, Founder & Executive Director of World Privacy Forum, and co-chair of United Nations Statistics Data Governance Committee

  • Brian Daly, Assistant Vice President of Wireless Technology and Standards, AT&T 
  • William DrakeDirector of International Studies at Columbia University’s Institute for Tele-Information, and veteran of ICANN, IGF and WEF

  • Pedro Ferreira, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University jointly in the Heinz College and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy
  • Anna Gomez, Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, former Acting Director of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration, former Leader of U.S. Government's delegation to the World Radiocommunication Conference
  • John Horrigan, Senior Fellow, Benton Foundation, previously served at the U.S.  Federal Communications Commission as a member of the leadership team for the development of the National Broadband Plan

  • Thomas Koutsky, Digital Inclusion Team Lead and Senior Connectivity Policy Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Ashok KumarProfessor at Carnegie Mellon Professor, and former Director of the eGovernment Leadership Centre at the National University of Singapore

  • Kim Mallalieu, Deputy Chair of the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT), and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of the West Indies
  • Jennifer Manner, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affair of, EchoStar Corporation/Hughes Network Systems, Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC), former Deputy Bureau Chief of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission

  • Carleen MaitlandAssociate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Co-director, Institute for Information Policy, Penn State University
  • Giovanna Massarotto, Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Aleecia McDonald, Professor and Associate Director of the Privacy Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University, and former Chair of the W3C standards committee on Do Not Track

  • Donna MurphySenior Vice President of Global Regulatory Policy, Inmarsat
  • Geoffrey Myers, Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics, and former Director of Competition Economics at the UK telecom regulator Ofcom

  • Jon Peha, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Founder and Director of CEE-TP, former Chief Technologist of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, former White House telecom advisor

  • Tom Power, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, former Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the U.S.

  • Charla Rath, Former Vice President of Wireless Policy Development at Verizon, Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC)

  • David Reed, Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder, former Chief Strategy Officer at CableLabs

  • Jeff Reed, Willis G. Worcester Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, co-author of the book “5G Cellular Communications - Journey & Destination”

  • Travis Russell, Director of Cybersecurity for Oracle Communications, member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)

  • Sharon Strover, Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication and Co-Director of the Technology and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas

  • Marvin Sirbu, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University,  and member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Technological Advisory Council

  • Nishith Tripathi, Research Associate Professor at Virginia Tech, co-author of the book “5G Cellular Communications - Journey & Destination”

  • William Webb, Former Chief Technology Officer of Ofcom (the UK's communications regulator), and now Chief Technology Officer of Access Partnership
  • Hongwei Zhang, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, and Director of the Wireless Living Lab for Smart and Connected Rural Communities