In light of the expanded research program undertaken by LIRNEasia, a Scientific Advisory Council was established in 2005, in addition to the Board of Directors.
William H. Melody, PhD (Chair): Managing Director, LIRNE.NET, Denmark: Visiting Professor, Center for Communication, Media and IT (CMI), Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
Alison Gillwald, PhD: Executive Director, Research ICT Africa; Infrastructure Management Reform and Regulation; Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, Management of Infrastructure Reform and Regulation Programme
Ashok Jhunjhunwala, PhD: Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras (Chennai), India
Hernan Galperin, PhD : Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Technology and Society, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina; Steering Committee member, DIRSI; Research Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, USA
Johannes M. Bauer, PhD: Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University; Director, Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law.
KF Lai, PhD: Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, BuzzCity, Singapore
Partha Mukhopadhyay, PhD: Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, India
Randy Spence, PhD: Director, Economic and Social Development Affiliates (Esda), Canada
Robin Mansell, PhD: Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Sam Paltridge, PhD: Directorate, Science Technology and Industry, OECD, France
Shalini Kala: Independent consultant
Sherille Ismail, JD: Senior Counsel, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA (Sherille serves in his personal capacity and not as a representative of the FCC)
Visoot Phongsathorn: Independent regulatory expert