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Carlos Olguin

Head of Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter Group, Autodesk Research

Carlos heads the bio/nano/programmable matter group at Autodesk Research. Carlos leads the 18-member group, formed three years ago, which is investigating the design spaces enabled by matter programming across domains and scales by collaborating with researchers around the world to co-envision the paradigms and tools needed to establish a robust scale-free body of knowledge in design.

Carlos is an interdisciplinary designer with more than 13 years of combined experience in domains such as design tools for 2D and 3D modeling, learning, GIS, risk management, network service brokerage, Web search experience, online emergent social phenomena, and more recently systems/synthetic biology.

In 2001 Carlos earned a Master of Science in information networking from Carnegie Mellon. He holds a B.Sc. in electronics and communications from ITESM Campus Monterrey (Mexico). Carlos has also studied telecommunications at the Institute National des Telecommunications in Evry, France. Since 2005, and in parallel to his regular work, Carlos started to take fully accredited courses in systems biology, first at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and since 2008 at Columbia University in New York.