Indian-origin Monisha Ghosh appointed as the first female Chief Technology Officer in the American Communications Commission

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  • Dr. Ghosh received his B.Tech degree from IIT Kharagpur in 1986, in 1991 he did his PhD in the US
  • According to US Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Monisha Ghosh will lead America in the field of 5G
  • Ghosh has worked as a research professor at the University of Chicago, also done research in wireless technology.

Houston. The Trump administration appointed Indian-origin doctor Monisha Ghosh as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Federal Communications Commission of America. She is the first woman to reach this position. She will take up the post on 13 January. Ajit Pai of Indian origin is currently the chairman of the commission. Monisha Ghosh will advise her on technology and engineering issues. In addition, she will work closely with the technology department of the commission. 

Doctor Ghosh is expert in wireless technology

Monisha Ghosh did her B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur in 1986. She then did his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991. Prior to her appointment to the FCC, she was working as a Program Director in the Computer Network Division of the National Science Foundation. Here she was looking at the Wireless Research portfolio and was also working on programs for machine learning in wireless networking systems. Dr. Ghosh has also been a research professor at the University of Chicago. Here she was involved in research on wireless technology. She has researched the Internet of Things, 5G and Modern Wi-Fi systems.

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Pai said – Ghosh will help to advance America in 5G
According to FCC chairman Ajit Pai, Ghosh will help America to gain an edge in the field of 5G technology. Ghosh’s deep understanding of wireless technology will prove to be very valuable. Pai continued, “Dr. Ghosh has researched many issues related to wireless in the industry. Her expertise is immense. She holds information ranging from Internet of Things (IoT) to standards of medical telemetry and broadcasting. There is no doubt that her appointment will prove to be historic. We are proud to be the first female CTO of the FCC. Hopefully, her example will inspire young women to pursue a career in science. ”

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