I received my B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering in 2010 from Universidad del Azuay, in Cuenca, Ecuador. I received the ‘Honorato Vazquez’ award for outstanding academic records (highest GPA) in the Class of 2010.

Prior to graduation (October – December 2009), I took a specialization course at Universidad de Buenos Aires, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The focus of this course was: telecommunications and automatic control applied to building automation.

In July 2010, I obtained a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue my Master’s degree in Telecommunications at the University of Pittsburgh. I started my Master’s program in Fall 2011 and graduated in Fall 2012.

In Spring 2013, I started my PhD in Information Science with concentration in Telecommunications in the Telecom Department of the School of Information Sciences at Pitt. Throughout my PhD studies, I worked under the supervision of Dr. Martin Weiss.

In the Fall of 2016, I took an internship in Dublin, Ireland. During this period, I worked as a Visiting Researcher at CONNECT – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. I was very fortunate to have Professor Linda Doyle as my internship mentor.

I successfully defended my Doctoral Dissertation in July 2017. The topic of my dissertation was “Secondary Spectrum Markets: from ‘Naked’ Spectrum to Virtualized Commodities”. My committee members were Dr. Martin Weiss (PhD Advisor), Dr. Prashant Krishnamurthy (Pitt), Dr. David Tipper (Pitt) and Dr. Giulia McHenry (NTIA).