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Professor Eduard Calvo One of the "Top 40 Under 40"

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Poets & Quants picks business schools' rising stars

Eduard Calvo

IESE Prof. Eduard Calvo has been chosen as one of the top 40 professors under 40 by the popular business school website Poets & Quants. The ranking “Top 40 Under 40″ recognizes these rising stars, who represent best business schools from around the world. These uncommon professors have excelled in research while overcoming the green-professor label in the classroom. To uncover this remarkable group of men and women, Poets & Quants asked b-school officials, faculty, students, and alumni for their top picks and put out an open nomination.

The nominations came in from around the world, including Harvard and other top U.S. schools, as well as Great Britain, Germany, Canada, India, China, Mexico, Spain and Belgium, among others.

Some MBA students organized Facebook polls to select their top professor while others wrote vivid descriptions and robust arguments for why their instructors deserved consideration.

These young professors represent a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, ranging from economics to behavioral science, as well as marketing to entrepreneurship. In his case, Prof. Calvo is an assistant professor of Production, Technology and Operations management. He holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and has held several research posts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

His interests lie in the intersection of operations management and telecommunications, with a particular emphasis on the optimization and operation of wireless networks. An expert in optimization theory, he also consults for several industrial firms.

According to Poets & Quants, most of the standout pedagogues included in the list “leverage their youthful energy to create an engaging classroom environment. They naturally build genuine and meaningful relationships with their students, and they pursue another profession or serious hobby on the side.”

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