Funded Research Projects


Medialytics: Big Data Analytics in the Media Industry

Private Donor: 8/1/2016 – 7/31/2020, $620k

PI: Pedro Ferreira; Co-PI: Miguel Godinho Matos

seoModeling the Economics of Search-Engine Manipulation

NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Programme: 8/1/2012 – 7/31/2014, $498k

PI: Nicolas Christin; Co-PI: Pedro Ferreira

Policies for Cellular Television

NSF Division Of Astronomical Sciences: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2017, $493k

PI: Jon Peha; Co-PI: Pedro Ferreira

Our Digital TechnologyTechnology Management and Policy for the Telecom Industry

Portuguese NSF (CMU-Portugal Program): 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2011, $461k

PI: Pedro Ferreira; Co-PI: Rahul Telang, Marvin Sirbu

Better Videos for Better Education

Block Center for Technology and Society: 8/1/2019 – 7/31/2020, $60k

PI: Pedro Ferreira. Co-PI: Michael Smith

largescaleExploring Large Scale Datasets on CDRs for Churn Prediction

Portuguese National Science Foundation: 1/9/2009 – 8/31/2011, $52k

PI: Pedro Ferreira

The Effect of DNS Site Blocking on Piracy Behavior

Research Grant from IDEA Center, CMU: 8/1/2017 – 12/31/2018, $30k

PI: Pedro Ferreira. Co-PI: Miguel Matos

Human hands with tablet computer and a smartphone. Technology.Assessing the Impact of Broadband on Informal Education

Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2011, $20k

PI: Pedro Ferreira

Close up of a man using mobile smart phoneModeling Mobile Customer Behavior

Wharton Consumer Analytics Initiative: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2012, $3k

PI: Rahul Telang; Co-PI: Pedro Ferreira

Dual PhD Program in Engineering and Public Policy with Portugal

Lisbon, PortugalI 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.