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Eugene J. Huang

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Eugene J. Huang is a visiting scholar in the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. His current research focuses on technology policy, with a particular emphasis on technology standards and mobile communications.

Between 2006 and 2011, Eugene served in a number of senior roles in the White House, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the Federal Communications Commission. In these roles, Eugene was responsible for a wide range of policy initiatives including international technology and innovation policy, the government operations and civic engagement chapters of the U.S. national broadband plan, and international economic and finance policy with a specific emphasis on U.S. bilateral relations with China. Eugene was also a White House Fellow between 2006 and 2007, serving as an advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson.

From 2002 to 2006, Eugene served the Commonwealth of Virginia under Governor Mark R. Warner as the Secretary of Technology and previously as the Deputy Secretary of Technology. Appointed in 2004 as the youngest cabinet member in Virginia history at the age of 28, Eugene was a key member of the management team responsible for Virginia’s designation as the nation’s best-managed state in 2005. As Secretary, Eugene oversaw the state’s award winning information technology reform initiative, fostered development of advanced broadband communications, and facilitated the growth of emerging technology industries throughout Virginia.

Eugene began his career as a co-founder of BuildPoint Corporation, a business to business web application provider for the commercial construction industry. Eugene managed general corporate strategy as well as product and technology development, and was instrumental in helping the company raise $4 million in first-round venture capital financing.

Eugene graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering. He received a Thouron Award from the University of Pennsylvania and studied at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, where he received a M.Phil., with distinction, in Economic History. Eugene has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University, and is a named inventor on two patents. Eugene is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Eugene J. Huang is a visiting scholar in the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. His current research focuses on technology policy, with a particular emphasis on technology standards and mobile communications.

Between 2006 and 2011, Eugene served in a number of senior roles in the White House, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the Federal Communications Commission. In these roles, Eugene was responsible for a wide range of policy initiatives including international technology and innovation policy, the government operations and civic engagement chapters of the U.S. national broadband plan, and international economic and finance policy with a specific emphasis on U.S. bilateral relations with China. Eugene was also a White House Fellow between 2006 and 2007, serving as an advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson.

From 2002 to 2006, Eugene served the Commonwealth of Virginia under Governor Mark R. Warner as the Secretary of Technology and previously as the Deputy Secretary of Technology. Appointed in 2004 as the youngest cabinet member in Virginia history at the age of 28, Eugene was a key member of the management team responsible for Virginia’s designation as the nation’s best-managed state in 2005. As Secretary, Eugene oversaw the state’s award winning information technology reform initiative, fostered development of advanced broadband communications, and facilitated the growth of emerging technology industries throughout Virginia.

Eugene began his career as a co-founder of BuildPoint Corporation, a business to business web application provider for the commercial construction industry. Eugene managed general corporate strategy as well as product and technology development, and was instrumental in helping the company raise $4 million in first-round venture capital financing.

Eugene graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering. He received a Thouron Award from the University of Pennsylvania and studied at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, where he received a M.Phil., with distinction, in Economic History. Eugene has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University, and is a named inventor on two patents. Eugene is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.