Carlos is a tenured, full-time research professor at the computer science department of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where he leads the Self-organizing Systems Lab. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Center for Complexity Sciences at UNAM. Carlos holds a PhD summa cum laude from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (2002-2007). His dissertation was on “Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems”.

At present, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Complexity Digest, Associate Editor for the journals Complexity and Frontiers in Robotics and AI, and member of the Board of Advisors for Scientific American.

Carlos has been an active researcher since 1997 and has over 150 scientific publications in books, journals, and conference proceedings, which have been cited more than 4900 times. He has received numerous awards, including a Google Research Award in Latin America and the Audi Urban Future Award. He has a wide variety of academic interests, including complex systems, self-organization, urbanism, artificial life, evolution, cognition, artificial societies, and philosophy.

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About the Series

As part of the Asian Institute of Management's PhD in Data Science program kick-off, we are organizing a webinar series titled The Science of Data where we have invited leading scientists and rising stars in the fields of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Network Science, and Complex Systems.

Our main goal in this series is to spread knowledge and awareness of the rich field of data-driven and empirical science, and to inspire future scientists and young researchers in this part of the world to further invest their time in advancing science through R&D.

The series will run from October through December 2020.