BIO

César A. Hidalgo leads the Collective Learning group at The MIT Media Lab and is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. Hidalgo's work focuses on understanding how teams, organizations, cities, and nations learn. At the Collective Learning group, Hidalgo studies collective learning and develops software tools to facilitate learning in organizations. Hidalgo's academic publications have been cited more than 10,000 times and his online systems have received more than 100 million views and numerous awards. Hidalgo's latest book, Why Information Grows (Basic Books, 2015),  has been translated to over ten languages. Hidalgo is also the co-author of The Atlas of Economic Complexity (MIT Press, 2014), and a co-founder of Datawheel LLC, a company that has professionalized the creation of large data visualization engines. Hidalgo lives in Somerville Massachusetts with his wife Anna and their daughter Iris.

 

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