John Villasenor, Professor
Research Group: Image Communications Laboratory
Office: 56-147H Engr. IV, Phone: 310.825.0228, Email
John Villasenor is a professor of electrical engineering and public policy at UCLA and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. His work focuses on the nature and growing impact of digital information. He writes frequently on the intersection of digital technology with public policy and the law, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Intellectual Property System.
Professor Villasenor’s research addresses the technology and policy challenges associated with trends such as the move to cloud computing, the globalization of technology product design and manufacturing, advances in digital communications and electronics, and the increasing complexity of today’s networks and systems. Prior to joining UCLA in 1992, he was with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where he developed methods for imaging the earth from space. He received the B.S. degree in 1985 from the University of Virginia, his M.S. in 1986 from Stanford University, and Ph.D. in 1989 from Stanford, all in Electrical Engineering.