Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA)

Dr. Milton L. Mueller is Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) in the School of Public Policy and School of Cybersecurity and Privacy.

He directs GT’s Master of Science program in Cybersecurity Policy. An internationally prominent scholar specializing in the political economy of information and communication, he is the author of seven books and many journal articles, including Will the Internet Fragment? Sovereignty, Globalization and Cyberspace (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press, 2010) and Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002).

Dr. Mueller is the co-founder and director of Georgia Tech’s Internet Governance Project (IGP), which has played a prominent role in shaping global Internet policies and institutions such as ICANN and the Internet Governance Forum. He has participated in proceedings and policy development activities of ICANN, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the European Commission, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

He has served as an expert witness in prominent legal cases related to domain names and telecommunication policy. He was elected to the Advisory Committee of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) from 2013-2016 and served on the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group during the IANA transition.

Dr. Mueller was one of the founders of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), an international association of scholars focused on Internet governance. Mueller received the PhD from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communications in 1989.