Funded Research Projects
Modeling the Economics of Search-Engine Manipulation
NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Programme: 1/8/2012 – 31/7/2014, $500k
PI: Nicolas Christin; Co-PI: Pedro Ferreira
Dual PhD Program in Engineering and Public Policy with Portugal
I have co-developed a joint Ph.D. Program in Engineering and Public Policy offered by the EPP Department at Carnegie Mellon University, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. I served as co-director for this program since its inception in 2007 and until 2012. Students in this program spend half of the time before they graduate at CMU and in a Portuguese University and obtain a PhD diploma from both institutions. Initial areas of research included telecommunications policy, information systems management and energy policy. Fellowships covering full tuition and stipend were available for the top candidates. During 2007-2012 eighteen (18) fully funded Ph.D. students from nine (9) different nationalities were enrolled in this program of which ten (10) have graduated to date.