Cesar A. Hidalgo

Asahi Broadcast Corporation Career Development Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at MIT Media Laboratory

Cesar A. Hidalgo

Cesar A. Hidalgo

Asahi Broadcast Corporation Career Development Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at MIT Media Laboratory

Biography

César A. Hidalgo is the head of the Macro Connections group at the MIT Media Lab, where he is the Asahi Broadcast Corporation Career Development Professor. Before joining MIT, César worked as an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Research Fellow at Harvard's Center for International Development. His work focuses on improving the understanding of systems using and developing concepts of complexity, evolution and network science. His areas of application include (i) economic development, where he has pioneered the use of networks to quantify the productive structure of countries and its evolution, (ii) systems biology where he has published work on disease co-morbidity and genetic regulation, and (iii), social systems, where he has worked on human mobility and social network analysis using mobile phone data. Dr. Hidalgo is also a graphic art enthusiast and has published and exposed artwork that uses data collected originally for scientific purposes. César A. Hidalgo holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor in Physics from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Awards and Recognitions:

-Selected as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council in Design and Innovation (2012)

-Awarded the Bicentennial medal by the Chilean Congress (2012) (link)

-Named as one of the 50 people that could change the world in Wired Magazine UK (2012)

-Center for Research Computing award for Computational Sciences and Visualization (2008)

-Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. Kaneb Center, Notre Dame (2007)

-Selected as an outstanding teaching assistant by the American Association of Physics Teachers (2007)

-Hellen Kellogg Institute Fellowship. Notre Dame, IN (2004-2008)

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Head, Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Laboratory

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Chief Knowledge Officer at MIT Media Laboratory

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Founder at One Laptop Per Child Foundation

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Founder & Executive Director at MIT Media Laboratory

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Design Lead, Scratch at MIT Media Laboratory

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Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Bridge-Quest for Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Director of Operations & Strategy at MIT Media Laboratory

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Director, Network & Computing Systems at MIT Media Laboratory

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Founder at BionX Medical Technologies, Inc.

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Co-Director, Digital Life at MIT Media Laboratory

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Asahi Broadcast Corporation Career Development Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at MIT Media Laboratory
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Asahi Broadcast Corporation Career Development Professor of Media Arts & Sciences
2010 - Current

The MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology devoted to projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia and design. Staff and students have backgrounds ranging from electrical engineering and computer science to sociology and music and others. The MIT Media Lab was founded by MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte and former MIT President Jerome Wiesner and opened its doors in the Wiesner Building at MIT in 1985.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2012 World Economic Forum on Latin America

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Tianjin, GD, China
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

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