Media Laboratory, MIT
I am Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) and member of the Joint Institute UC3M-Santander on Big Data and academic director of the Master of Data Science and Big Data on Finance by AFI (Spain). Currently, I am a visiting professor at MIT Media Lab (US). I serve as consultant for many public and private institutions and have held previously positions in University of Oxford, Institute of Knowledge Engineering (Spain), Instituto Mixto de Ciencias Matemáticas (Spain). I earned my BSc in Physics from the University of Salamanca and a Ph.D in physics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. I have published over 50 articles and have led and participated in over 20 projects funded by government agencies and/or private companies. My areas of interests are applied mathematics, financial mathematics, viral marketing and social network. I received the "Shared University Award" from IBM in 2007 for modeling the spread of information in social networks and application to viral marketing. And a Research Excellence Award in 2013 and 2015 by the Carlos III University of Madrid. Our recent work has been covered by many media outlets, including articles and interviews in newspapers like El Pais, Muy Interesante, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal.