Doctoral Student

Mike Horia Teodorescu

Mike Teodorescu is a doctoral candidate in the Strategy unit at HBS where he studies innovation and technology management. Mike's research interests include intellectual property, corporate governance, innovation, and product development in the software industry. Mike's teaching interests include the applications of Big Data to management problems and international business.

Mike is currently a research affiliate of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (within the Office of the Chief Economist). 

Prior to joining HBS, Mike has worked as a software engineer at Microsoft on several major software products. His research interests prior to HBS included artificial intelligence and applications of computer algorithms to the sciences. He is the author of several patents in technology fields (US Pat. 7,822,181 B2; US Pat. 8,143,607 B2; RO Pat. 123562) and co-author of several software related patent applications.

Mike received a bachelor’s degree cum laude in Computer Science with High Honors in field from Harvard College in 2011 and wrote a thesis on swarm intelligence. He is an IEEE member. 


  1. Awarded the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning for the Fall 2010 semester.