César A. Hidalgo leads the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab and is also an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. Hidalgo's work focuses on understanding the intelligence of systems, with a particular focus on economic development and on the creation of data visualization engines that can help improve the flow of information within organizations. Hidalgo's academic publications have been cited more than 7,000 times and his visualization engines have served more than 100 million pageviews. He is the author of Why Information Grows (Basic Books, 2015), the co-author of The Atlas of Economic Complexity (MIT Press, 2014), and a co-founder of Datawheel LLC. He lives in Somerville Massachusetts with his wife Anna and their daughter Iris.
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