University of Auckland Business School
Fernando Beltrán ([email protected]) is an Associate Professor with the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management of The University of Auckland Business School. He received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. As an Associate Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Universidad de Los Andes he taught a range of courses in Operations Research (Linear Programming, Integer and Combinatorial Optimization, Probability Models, Queueing Theory, Network Flows and Game Theory). He led the creation of a graduate programme in Industrial Organization and a Masters programme in Public Utility Regulation. He taught Industrial Organization and Pricing Theory in the IO track of the Masters of Industrial Engineering, and Competition in Telecommunications in the Masters of Regulation. At University of Auckland he teaches Telecommunications Management for the PostGraduate programme in Information Systems and Data Communications and the Internet for the IS undergraduate programme. His research interests include the economics of competition in telecommunications markets, and the efficient sharing and allocation of radio spectrum. His current work is devoted to the application on a combined, complementary approach to auction design by which auctions administered in an experimental environment (experimental economics), on the one hand, and an agent-based computational simulation environment, on the other, are used to test auction efficiency and other aspects for improved auction design. An academic visitor to the US Federal Communications Commission, CITI Columbia University Business School, EECS Department of UC Berkeley, INRIA Rennes, France, and UPC Barcelona, Spain, he has consulted for various government agencies and telecommunications operators in New Zealand, Colombia, Uruguay and the United States.