François Bar is Associate Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California ? Los Angeles, where is a member of the Steering Committee of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication. He was Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication of Stanford University and at the University of California in San Diego as well.
During 1995-2000 he was Director of the Network Research, Stanford Computer Industry Project (SCIP), at Stanford University.
François Bar is author of a large number of journal articles, book chapters and working papers on issues like telecommunications policies, wireless Internet networks, interactive TV, information infrastructure, etc. He is considered a relevant expert on the role of broadband and wireless networks infrastructure for innovation and Information Society development.
His educational backgroung includes Diplôme d´Ingénieur Civil, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France; Master´s program in Planning and Public Policy, Harvard University, J.F.K. School of Government.; Master´s Degree, University of California, Berkeley, City and Regional Planning; and PhD, University of California, Berkeley, City and Regional Planning.