Advisors: Pedro Ferreira (IST/UTL) and Rahul Telang (CMU)
Research Interests: IT and Economics and Technology Adoption
Rodrigo Belo, a Ph.D. student in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship (TCE), received his undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL) in 2002; it was also at IST/UTL where he received his Masters in Engineering Policy and Management. Previously, Belo worked as a Software Engineer at SISCOG. He assisted the company in its application of artificial intelligence and operations research techniques to solve complex scheduling problems for several railway companies throughout Europe. His research interests focus mainly on the innovation and diffusion of technology in the telecommunications industry. Belo chose the Carnegie Mellon-Portugal program because of his growing interest in the human factors that influence successful application and use of technology. “I sought an academic degree that would complement my technical knowledge with a broader perspective of the utilization of technology.” Along with playing his guitar, Rodrigo also enjoys swimming and mountain biking.