Carnegie Mellon University

Pedro Bustamante

Pedro Bustamante

Assistant Teaching Professor, Information Networking Institute

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Pedro Bustamante is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Information Networking Institute (INI). Pedro’s research focuses on the study and interplay of the technical, economic, and policy dimensions of telecommunications advancements. Some topics of research include dynamic radioelectric spectrum access, decentralized systems, distributed governance, and the implementation of machine learning for spectrum regulation, policy, and management. 

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, Pedro was part of the Telecommunications Regulator in his home country Ecuador. During this time, he was part of multiple interdisciplinary working groups to design, create, and develop initiatives to achieve more efficient spectrum management, allocation, and assignment.

Pedro is also part of two large interdisciplinary research centers, namely The Center for Governance and Markets (CGM) and Spectrum X. At CGM, Pedro is part of the governance and technology working group, which analyzes dynamic spectrum access and intelligent wireless systems from a policy and governance perspective. At Spectrum X (an NSF Spectrum Innovation Center), Pedro is part of multiple working groups, including wireless technologies development, property rights, telecommunications enforcement, and telecommunication policy.


Ph.D. Information Sciences with a concentration in Telecommunications and Networking, University of Pittsburgh, 2021

M.Sc. in Telecommunications, University of Pittsburgh, 2016 (Fulbright grantee)

B.S. Electronics Engineering, Universidad del Azuay (Ecuador), 2010

C.S. Telecommunications and Automation applied to House Automation, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2009


Areas of Interest: Telecommunications policy, regulation, and management; dynamic spectrum sharing; wireless communications and networking; Internet of things (IoT); Blockchain