Marcela Gomez

  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics and Networked Systems, School of Computing and Information

Marcela M. Gomez is a Visiting Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems in the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her PhD in Information Science with concentration in Telecommunications and her Master’s in Telecommunications from the School of Information Science of the University of Pittsburgh.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of technology, policy and economics. Indeed, she has applied concepts from these disciplines in the study of systems where spectrum is shared and traded. In her research, she has designed and built agent-based models for the analysis of complicated systems that rely on electromagnetic spectrum. Her projects include the study of the viability of secondary spectrum markets and enforcement in cooperative spectrum sharing. Beyond spectrum, she is interested in governance of socio-technical systems and expanding her understanding of complicated systems via modeling. Examples of this include the study of governance in blockchain-based systems and extrapolating public health models to understanding technology adoption, and trust and incentives in governance mechanisms.