Tim Wu is on the faculty of Columbia Law School. One of the nation's leading voices on public policy relating to the Internet and wireless networks, he is currently on leave from teaching
to serve as a senior adviser to the US Federal Trade Commission. In 2006, Wu was recognized by Scientific American as one of the 50 most influential people in science and technology for his work on net neutrality (a term he actually coined in a seminal 2003 paper). He has also been at the forefront of calls for openness in the wireless industry to let consumers use any cell phone and any apps on any network.
Wu is the coauthor of Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World and author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, published last year. He has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Slate, and other publications.