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John Villasenor

Professor of Management
“Technology advances are profoundly impacting the business landscape. I’m privileged to be able to work with Anderson students on exploring the new opportunities created by these advances.”
(310) 825-0228
Areas of Expertise:
  • Business and Industry
  • Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Integrated Circuit Design
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Networks
  • Telecommunications


John Villasenor is a professor of electrical engineering, law, management and public policy at UCLA, where he is also the director of the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law & Policy. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Villasenor’s work considers the technology, legal and policy issues arising from key technology trends, including the growth of artificial intelligence, the increasing complexity and interdependence of today’s networks and systems, and continued advances in computing and communications.

He has written for the Atlantic, Billboard, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Fast Company, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Scientific American, Slate and the Washington Post, and for many academic journals. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Villasenor was with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he developed methods of imaging the earth from space.



Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1989, Stanford University

M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1986, Stanford University

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1985, University of Virginia



Visit johnvillasenor.com to learn more about Villasenor's research.



Member, Council on Foreign Relations