Andrés Monroy-Hernández

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Portrait of Andrés Monroy-Hernandez

Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a lead research scientist at Snap Inc., where he manages the human-computer interaction research team. He is also an affiliate faculty at the University of Washington with dual appointments in the departments of Human Centered Design & Engineering and Communications. Previously, he was a researcher at Microsoft Research for six years, where he was in the leadership team of the FUSE Labs incubation team. He holds a PhD and a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a bachelor's in electronics engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in México.

He designs and studies technologies that enable people to connect and collaborate—a field called social computing. He has created technologies used by millions of people: the Scratch website, an award-winning online community for children to learn programming; Calendar.help, Microsoft's first human computation product; Journeys & Notes, an urban exploration app shipped under the Microsoft Garage; Sana, a healthcare app designed to help nurses in Zambia in partnership with MIT; and SFX, a tool to help researchers find scientific publications.

He publishes his research in peer-reviewed venues in collaboration with faculty and students from computer science, education, communications, design, sociology, and psychology. His scholarly work has received best paper awards at CHI, CSCW, HCOMP, and ICWSM, the top human-computer interaction venues from the ACM and AAAI. His scholarly work has received more than 4,000 citations, and an h-index of 22. In 2018, he was the program co-chair for the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), and is currently the program co-chair for the ACM Collective Intelligence Conference (CI).

Lastly, he was named one of the 35 Innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review, one of CNET's most influential Latinos in Tech, one of Boston's Emerging Leaders by the Boston Business Journal, and a Berkman Fellow by the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Also, his work has been awarded at Ars Electronica, the MacArthur Digital Media & Learning Competition, and featured in The New York Times, CNN, Wired, NPR, BBC, and El País, among others.

You can follow him on Twitter at He likes bicycles 🚲 and emojis 🙌.

Currently hiring research scientists and engineers. Email for details.

Education

Interests

Social Computing, Social Media, Human-Computer Interaction, Civic Media, Urban Informatics, Youth and Media, Peer Production, Online Communities

Professional Experience

Additional Training

Projects

Essays

Monroy-Hernández, A. and Cranshaw, J. (2017). How We Built a Virtual Scheduling Assistant at Microsoft. Harvard Business Review

Monroy-Hernández, A. (2016). Líneas de ensamblaje digital (in Spanish). El País

Forelle, M., Howard, P., Monroy-Hernandez, A., Savage, S. (2015) Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela.

Monroy-Hernández, A. and Emma Spiro, (2013). How Brazilian protesters are using Twitter. The Guardian

Monroy-Hernández, A., (2011). Mexico murders show how Internet empowers, threatens. CNN Op-Ed

Monroy-Hernández, A., (2011). Shouting Fire in a Crowded Hashtag: Narco Censorship & "Twitteroristas" in Mexico's Drug Wars. The New York Times

Monroy-Hernández, A., (2011). Gritar fuego con un hashtag o las consecuencias del supuesto twitterrorismo. Nexos

Peer-reviewed Publications

, , (2019) Analyzing the use of camera glasses in the wild. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19).

, , , , (2019) Animo: Sharing Biosignals on a Smartwatch for Lightweight Social Connection. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (UbiComp '19).

, , (2018) Understanding Chatbot-mediated Task Management . In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18).

, , , , , , (2017) Calendar.help: Designing a Workflow-Based Scheduling Agent with Humans in the Loop. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17).

, (2017) A longitudinal dataset of five years of public activity in the Scratch online community. Nature, Scientific Data 4, Article number: 170002 . doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.2

, (2016) Shifting Stakes: Understanding the Dynamic Roles of Individuals and Organizations in Social Media Protests. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0165387. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165387

, , , , (2016) Authoring Data-Driven Videos with DataClips. In Proceedings of the IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis '16).

, , (2016) Networks of Gratitude: a Case Study of an Enterprise Thanks System. In Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM '16).

, , (2016) Journeys & Notes: Designing Social Computing for Non-Places. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16).

, , (2016) Surviving an "Eternal September": How an Online Community Managed a Surge of Newcomers. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16).

, (2016) Storia: Summarizing Social Media Content based on Narrative Theory using Crowdsourcing. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW '16).

, , , , (2016) Remixing as a Pathway to Computational Thinking. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW '16). Best paper honorable mention 🎖️.

, , , (2016) Botivist: Calling Volunteers to Action using Online Bots. in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW '16).

, (2015) Crowdsourcing in the Field: A Case Study Using Local Crowds for Event Reporting. In Proceedings of the Third AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP '15). Best paper award 🏆.

, , , , (2015) Tag Me Maybe: Perceptions of Public Targeted Sharing on Facebook.. Hypertext: 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media 2015. (HT '15).

, , , (2015) RIMES: Embedding Interactive Multimedia Exercises in Lecture Videos. In Proceedings the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15).

, , , (2015) Mudslide: A Spatially Anchored Census of Student Confusion for Online Lecture Videos. In Proceedings the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). Best paper honorable mention 🎖️.

, (2015) Participatory Militias: An Analysis of an Armed Movement's Online Audience. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW '15).

, (2014) Blog del Narco and the Future of Citizen Journalism. In Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

, , , , , , , , (2014) WeDo: End-To-End Computer Supported Collective Action. In Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM '14)

, , , , , , , (2014) Computer Supported Collective Action. ACM interactions

, , , , (2014) Is Anyone Out There? Unpacking Q&A Hashtags on Twitter. In Proceedings the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14)

, (2014) NewsPad: Designing for Collaborative Storytelling in Neighborhoods. (work in progress) In Proceedings the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14)

, , (2014) "Narco" Emotions: Affect and Desensitization in Social Media during the Mexican Drug War. In Proceedings the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14) . Best paper award 🏆.

, , , , (2013). Smart societies: from citizens as sensors to collective action. ACM interactions.

, , , , (2013). The New War Correspondents: The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW '13). (Summary) *Recommended publication on the topic of the Mexican Drug War*

, , (2013). Whoo.ly: Facilitating Information Seeking For Hyperlocal Communities Using Social Media. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). Best paper honorable mention 🎖️. (Summary)

, , (2013). Mixsourcing: a remix framework as a form of crowdsourcing (poster and video). In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). (Summary)

, (2013). The cost of collaboration for code and art: Evidence from a remixing community. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW '13). Best paper award. (Summary)

, (2013). The remixing dilemma: the trade-off between generativity and originality. In American Behavioral Scientist. (Summary)

, , , (2012). Narcotweets: Social Media in Wartime. In Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM '12) Note: For a more in-depth article on this topic, please see the CSCW '13 publication above titled The New War Correspondents

, , , (2012). Hiding in Plain Sight: A Tale of Trust and Mistrust inside a Community of Citizen Reporters. In Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM '12)

, , , (2011). Computers can't give credit: How automatic attribution falls short in an online remixing community. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Best paper honorable mention 🎖️. (Summary)

, , , , , (2011). 4chan and /b/: An Analysis of Anonymity and Ephemerality in a Large Online Community. In Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM '11). Best paper award.

, , (2011) Making Projects, Making Friends: Online Community as Catalyst for Interactive Media Creation. Journal of New Directions of Youth Development.

, (2011). Appropriation and Creativity: User-initiated Contests in Scratch. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS '11)

, , , (2011) Collaboration by Choice: Youth Online Creative Collabs in Scratch. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE '11)

, , (2011). Tagging in a Community of Media Creators: Practices that make programs popular in Scratch Online. In Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA '11)

, and (2010). Book Chapter: Media Literacy in the Facebook Age: Designing Online and Face to Face Learning Environments. In Araya, Breindl, Houghton (Eds.), Nexus: Intersections of Internet Research. New York: Peter Lang.

and (2010). Cooperation and attribution in an online community of young creators (poster paper). In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW '10).

, , (2010). Responses to remixing on a social media sharing website. In Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM '10).

, (2010) Remix Culture on the Web: A Survey of Content Reuse on Different User-Generated Content Websites (poster paper). In Proceedings of Web Science Conference (Web Sci '10).

(2009). Designing a website for creative learning (poster paper). In Proceedings of Web Science Conference (Web Sci '09).

, , , and (2009). A tale of two online communities: Fostering collaboration and creativity in scientists and children. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C '09).

, , , et al (2009). Scratch: Programming for All. Communications of the ACM, 52, 11, 60-67

, , and (2009). Scratch: Creating and sharing interactive media (workshop). In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL '09).

, , and (2009). Children's participation patterns in online communities: An analysis of Israeli learners in the scratch online community. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 5, 263-274.

and (2008). Empowering kids to create and share programmable media. ACM interactions. vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 50-53.

(2007). ScratchR: sharing user-generated programmable media. In Proceedings of ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC '07).

, , , , and (2001) A personalization service for digital library environments. In Proceedings of the DELOS-NSF Workshop on Personalisation and Recommender Systems in Digital Libraries.

Invited Talks

Crowdsourcing News Production. Speaker. MISC Seminar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 2018.

How We Designed and Released a Scheduling Assistant with Human and Machine Intelligence. Speaker. DUB Seminar, UW, Seattle, WA. 2017.

Technology and Public Engagement. Panelist. City Accelerator, Seattle, WA. 2016.

Studying and Designing Civic Tech. Presenter. HCII Seminar, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA. 2016.

Studying and Designing Civic Technologies. Presenter. HCI Seminar, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA. 2016.

Collaborative News. Presenter. Personal Democracy Forum, New York, NY. 2015.

The Non-Place Project. Ignite Presentation. Code for America Summit, San Francisco, CA. 2014.

Sharing Economy: Panel Discussion. Panelist. Impact Hub, Seattle, WA. 2014.

Collaborative News: From "Narcotweets" to Journalism-as-a-Service. Invited speaker. Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, Mexico. 2014.

Collaborative News: From "Narcotweets" to Journalism-as-a-Service. Invited speaker. Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Seminar, Stanford, CA. 2014.

Fireside Chat: Discussing the Hard-hitting Problems. Panelist (with Qi Lu, Stuart Feldman, Pardha Pyla) . ACM Tapia Conference, Seattle, WA. 2014.

Mobilizing Social Media. Invited speaker. Get Mobile Forum by USC Annenberg and the California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA. 2014.

The LOLs of Nations: Understanding Global Memes. Panelist. South by South West (SXSW), Austin, TX. 2014.

From Narcotweets to Newspad. Invited speaker. UW Department of Communications, Seattle, WA. 2013.

The Rise of Citizen News Reporting in Urban Warfare. Invited speaker. UC Irvine, Informatics Seminar. Irvine, CA. 2013.

Society, Politics and the Algorithm: Social Science in the Lab. Invited speaker. MSR NE 5th Anniversary Symposium. Cambridge, MA. 2013.

Walk this Town: Perspectives on the Design of a Healthy City. Invited speaker. Pecha Kucha. Seattle, WA. 2013.

Open Space and Place. Invited speaker. MIT Center for Civic Media Conference. Cambridge, MA. 2013.

Privacy in the Context of Crisis Information Flows. Panelist (with Megan Finn). Crowdsourcing Crisis in the GeoWeb: A Critical Look. Association of American Geographers. Los Angeles, CA. 2013.

Designing for Remixing. Guest speaker. HCII Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2013.

Understanding Mexico’s Epidemic of Violence: Telling Stories with New Media, Technology, and Big Data. Invited speaker. Cato Institute. Washington, DC. 2013.

Data Science Guest Lecture. University of Washington, Information School. Seattle, WA. 2012.

The New War Correspondents The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare. Invited speaker. Microsoft Research Technical Advisory Board Meeting. Silicon Valley, CA. 2013.

The New War Correspondents: The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare. Guest lecture. University of Washington, DUB Seminar. Seattle, WA. 2012.

#Hashtags versus Talking Heads: How Mexicans are Using Social Media to Fight Narco-Censorship and Political Manipulation. Invited speaker. Wellesley College. Wellesley, MA. 2012.

#Narcotweets: Reporting on the Mexican Drug War using Social Media. Invited speaker. Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. 2012.

Narcotweets: Social Media in War Time. Guest lecture at Civic Media class at MIT. Cambridge, MA. 2012.

Designing Creative Online Communities for Kids. Solo presenter. South by South West (SXSW). Austin, TX. 2012.

Designing for Remixing: Computer-supported Social Creativity (job talk). Yale University, Department of Computer Science; 2012.

Designing for Remixing: Computer-supported Social Creativity (job talk). University of Washington, Human Centered Design and Engineering Department. 2012.

Designing for Remixing: Computer-supported Social Creativity (job talk). University of Michigan, School of Information. 2012.

Designing for Remixing: Computer-supported Social Creativity (job talk). University of Washington, School of Information. 2012.

Designing for Remixing: Computer-supported Social Creativity (job talk). Northwestern University, School of Communication. 2012.

Designing for Remixing: Computer-supported Social Creativity. Invited speaker. Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. 2012.

Designing for Remixing: Computer-supported Social Creativity. Invited speaker. Microsoft Research. Redmond, WA. 2011.

Copyright and Freedom of Expression: The Social Impact of Communication Scholarship. Panelist at plenary session (with Steve Anderson, Francesca Coppa, Andrew Kenyon, and Jonathan Zittrain, and Patricia Aufderheide). Conference of the International Communication Association. Boston, MA 2011.

Kidgenuity: What We Can Learn from Kids Inventing Future Technology. Panelist (with Vanessa Van Petten, Steve Mushkin, and Audrey Watters). The ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit. New York, NY. 2011

The Politics of User-generated Content. Panelist (with Finn Brunton, JonathanMcIntsoh, and Mizuko Ito). Digital Media and Learning Conference. Long Beach, CA, 2011

Introduction to Social Computing. Invited speaker. Computer Science Department at The College of New Jersey. Ewing, NJ, 2010

Why You Should Care about Social Computing. Invited speaker. Accelerate 2010: Discovering Web Innovation in Asia. Singapore, 2010

Copyrights and Copycats: Understanding Young People's Remixing Practices. Invited speaker. Microsoft Research New England. Cambridge, MA, 2010

Remixing and Online Communities. Invited speaker. Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholars. Cambridge, MA, 2010

Reimagining Scratch, Reimagining Learning. Panelist (with Mitchel Resnick, Karen Brennan and Amon Millner), Scratch@MIT Conference. Cambridge, MA, 2010

Designing participatory spaces for young people. Panelist (with Michael Dezuanni, Kai Kuikamenei). Digital Media and Learning Conference. San Diego, 2010

Symposium on Cloud Intelligence. Invited speaker. Ars Electronica. Austria, 2009

Designing for Participation and Collaboration. Invited speaker. Computational Science and Engineering Seminars. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Berkeley, CA, 2009

Youth Online: Designing for Participation and Collaboration. Invited speaker. Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholars. Cambridge, MA, 2009

Creativity and Media Literacy. Invited speaker. Digital Natives Forum. Berkman Center, Harvard. Cambridge, MA, 2008

Amateur Creativity. Invited speaker. Think Forward Event, Hallmark Cards, Inc. Kansas City, MO, 2008

Sharing Issues: Intellectual Property and Scratch. Panelist (with Judith Donath, Dan Pote, and Wendy Seltzer). Scratch@MIT Conference. Cambridge, MA, 2008

New Opportunities in Amateur Interactive Content. Invited speaker. Amateur Hour Conference. New York Law School. New York, NY, 2007

User-created Content: What are the Impacts? Invited speaker. Technology Foresight Forum on the Participative Web, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Strategies and Policies for the Future. Canada, 2007

Technology and Education. Invited speaker. Northeastern University, ACM Chapter. Boston, MA 2007

Creativity, Learning and Technology. Invited speaker. Pontificia Universidad Católica. Perú, 2007

Informal Introduction to Computing. Panelist (with Amon Millner, and Tamara Stern). Informatics, Mathematics, and ICT: a "golden triangle". Boston, MA, 2007

Sharing User-generated Programmable Media. Invited speaker. Omar Dengo Foundation, Costa Rica, 2007.

Cell Phones as Tool for Children as Social Scientists. Presenter (with Lis Sylvan). Boston Learning Technology Conference, Boston, MA, 2005

Press

El rey de las comunidades virtuales también es mexicano. Newsweek. January, 2016.

Pro-Government Twitter Bots Try to Hush Mexican Activists. Wired. August, 2015.

'Minecraft' impulsa el aprendizaje en CA. Univision. August, 2015.

Mapping Mexico's deadly drug war. Science. June, 2015.

Civic Tech: Why We Need to Focus on Problems That Really Matter. Huffington Post. June, 2015.

The Rise of the Urban War Correspondent on Twitter. MIT Technology Review. July, 2015.

Civic Tech: Why We Need to Focus on Problems That Really Matter. Huffington Post. June, 2015.

Mexican vigilante groups take drug war online. FUSION News. June, 2015.

Microsoft Garage expands to include exploration, creation of cross-platform consumer apps. The Fire Hose. October, 2014.

The Unrepentant Bootlegger. The New York Times. September, 2014.

Mexicans Are Losing Mobile Service During Drug-War Shootouts. Vice News. June, 2014.

As Drug War Rages, Tweets Reveal Mexicans’ Emotional Numbness. Scientific American. April, 2014.

From Tinder Bots To 'Cuban Twitter', Welcome To 'Cognitive Hacking'. Forbes. April, 2014.

Can Social Media Help Direct Mental Health Aid?. NBC News. March, 2014.

Meme und Emojis als Weltsprachen: Achtung, jetzt kommt ein Witz. Spiegel. March, 2014.

There are no new ideas, only remixes. Financial Times. January, 2014.

La Vida de Los Hijos del Chapo, segun Twitter. Emeequis. December, 2013.

Twitter to the Rescue in México (UC Irvine). New University. November, 2013.

Los latinos más influyentes: la nueva generación. CNET. September, 2013.

"El anonimato en las redes ayuda a combatir el narco". El País. September, 2013.

Microsoft Research launches Whooly localized Twitter project. Seattle Times. August, 2013.

Whooly turns Twitter into real-time community connector. The Fire Hose (Microsoft). August, 2013.

5 things you might like about NewsPad (which made us write this headline this way). Nieman Journalism Lab. July, 2013.

Los 8 jóvenes extraordinarios de México. GQ (Spanish). August, 2013.

The Rise and Fall of Brazil's Twitter Revolution. techPresident August, 2013.

Reconoce MIT a Andrés Monroy-Hernández (ISE'01) como Innovador Solidario y al alumno Daniel Gómez como Innovador del Año. ITESM Portal Informativo June, 2013.

FUSE Researcher Gains TR35 Mexico Acclaim. Inside Microsoft Research June, 2013.

Los diez jóvenes mexicanos llamados a transformar su país. El País May, 2013.

Narcotuits y tecnologías web para empoderar al ciudadano. MIT Technology Review (Spanish). May, 2013.

Mexicanos en Twitter: Guerra en 140. Reporte Indigo. May, 2013.

Study: open source remixing seems to lead to less original work. Wired. May, 2013.

What makes a project remixable? Boing Boing. May, 2013.

In Mexico, tweeting about the drug war to fill the void of traditional media. Nieman Journalism Lab. March, 2013.

Mexico: Lethal Threats for Citizens Reporting on Drug Crimes. Global Voices. March, 2013.

Can data help break through Mexico's information blackout? Foregin Policy. March, 2013.

'War Correspondents' In Mexico Address Mainstream Media Shortcomings, Use Twitter To Spread Information. Tech Crunch. February, 2013.

What a map of Seattle looks like in the Twitterverse. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. February, 2013.

El narco mexicano pone precio a la cabeza de un tuitero: 36.000 euros. El País. February, 2013.

Twitter in Mexico's Drug Wars. ABC Radio. January, 2013.

Twitter: The Safest Place for Citizen Journalists in Mexico. Mashable. January, 2013.

Emerging Leader - Andrés Monroy-Hernández. Boston Business Journal. August, 2012.

In Mexico, Young Voices Challenge Results of Presidential Election. The New York Times. July, 2012.

Twitter Mischief Plagues Mexico's Election. MIT Technology Review. June, 2012.

Can Tech-Savvy Activists Change Mexico's Presidential Elections? techPresident. June, 2012.

In Protests and Online, a Youth Movement Seeks to Sway Mexico’s Election. The New York Times. June, 2012.

Redes sociales: alternativa para la comunicación. La Jornada. June, 2012.

Toll of Mexican Crime Wave, Written in Faces on the Wall. The New York Times. March, 2012.

Generation Flux. Fast Company. February, 2012.

Twitter: el reporte de la violencia en México. Radio Nederland. January, 2012.

Meet the trolls part II: So who do you think invented LOLcats? News.com.au. February, 2012.

Social Media in Mexico. Radio's Brian Lehrer Show. October, 2011.

Mexico Turns to Social Media for Information and Survival. The New York Times. September, 2011.

Latest battlefield in Mexico's drug war: Social media. CNN. September, 2011.

Mexico's Twitter 'terrorism' case sparks controversy. CNN. September, 2011.

Mexico’s drug cartels have new target: social media. The Toronto Star. September, 2011.

In Mexico, Social Media Become a Battleground in the Drug War. The New York Times. September, 2011.

Does Google+'s "real names only" policy make sense? Marketplace. National Public Radio. August, 2011

Scratch: Teaching the Difference Between Creating and Remixing. MindShift - How we will learn. National Public Radio. August, 2011.

Heres What 5 Million Posts on 4chan Look Like. Gawker. July, 2011.

From the Mouths of Babes: The Future of Tech is Robots and Real World Integration. ReadWriteWeb. June, 2011.

Apple Rejects Kid-Friendly Programming App. Wired. April, 2010.

The iPad Falls Short as a Creation Tool Without Coding Apps. Wired. March, 2010.

Playing Their Own Way. Technology Review. Technology Review. August, 2007.

Vivimos la era de la creatividad y pocos colegios se dan cuenta. El Comercio de Peru. June, 2007.

Skills

Research – Experience with qualitative and quantitative research.

Technical – Large-scale data-driven web architecture, LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python), HTML/JavaScript, data manipulation & analysis (scripting, SQL, R).

Project Management – Hiring and managing technical teams.

Languages – Bilingual (English and Spanish).

Honors

CNET's Most Influential Latinos in Technology, 2013

MIT Technology Review in Spanish, TR35 Innovator under 35, 2013

Boston Business Journal, Emerging Leader, 2012

Harvard University, Berkman Fellowship, 2011-2012

Oxford Internet Institute, Scholarship, Summer Doctoral Program, 2009

Amazon.com Research Grant, 2009

MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition, 2008

Bradesco Fellowship, 2008

Samsung Fellowship, 2007

Telmex Fellowship, 2005, 2006

Excellence scholarship, Tecnológico de Monterrey, 1996

Finalist in the National Mathematical Olympiad, México, 1995

Mentoring

Kelly Mack, UIUC Computer Science, Snap PhD intern (with product team) – 2018

Taryn Bipat, UW Human Centered Design and Engineering (with Snap Labs), Snap PhD intern – 2018

Fannie Liu, CMU Computer Science, Snap PhD intern – 2018

Anhong Guo, CMU Computer Science, Snap PhD intern (with Rajan Vaish) – 2018

Yan Chen, University of Michigan, School of Information, Snap PhD intern (with Rajan Vaish) – 2018

Xiong Zhang, University of Rochester, Computer Science, Snap PhD intern (with Rajan Vaish) – 2017

Joren Lauwers, MIT Computer Science, MSR undergrad intern (with Justin Cranshaw) – 2017

Carlos Toxtli, University of West Virgina, Computer Science, MSR PhD intern (with Justin Cranshaw) – 2017

Darshan Santani, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Dissertation committee – 2016

Rafal Kocielnik, UW Human Centered Design and Engineering, MSR PhD intern – 2016

Ali Alkhatib, Stanford Computer Science, MSR PhD intern – 2015

Rajan Vaish, UCSC, Computer Science, MSR PhD intern (now research scientist at Snap Inc.) – 2015

Saiph Savage, UCSB Computer Science, Dissertation committee (now faculty at WVU) – 2014

Joy Kim, Stanford Computer Science, MSR PhD intern (now research scientist at Adobe Research) – 2014

Juho Kim, MIT Computer Science, MSR PhD intern (now faculty at KAIST) (with Merrie Morris) – 2014

Elena Glassman, MIT Computer Science, MSR PhD intern (with Merrie Morris) – 2014

Justin Cranshaw, CMU Computer Science, MSR PhD intern (now researcher at Microsoft Research) – 2014

Nathan J. Matias, MIT Media Lab, MSR PhD intern – 2013 (now postdoc at Princeton)

Emma Spiro, UCI Sociology, MSR PhD intern (now faculty at UW iSchool) – 2013

Yuheng Hu, ASU Computer Science, MSR PhD intern – 2012 (now faculty at University of Illinois)

Sarah Hallacher, NYU ITP, MSR intern – 2012

Rita Chen, MIT Computer Science, MEng advisee (now at Google) – 2010

Jared Dominguez, MIT Computer Science, MIT UROP – 2010

Jazmin González-Rivero, MSR high school intern (now at Olin College)– 2010

Han Xu, MIT Computer Science, MEng advisee – 2008

Chetan Supur, high school intern at MIT (now at UC Berkeley) – 2008

Ubong Ukoh's, MIT Computer Science, MIT UROP – 2007

Service

Program co-chair for ACM Conference on Collective Intelligence (CI) 2019

Program co-chair for the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2018

Program committee member for CSCW (2016, 2015, 2014); HCOMP (2017), ICWSM (2019, 2018, 2014, 2013); Computation and Journalism (2014).

Conference reviewer: CHI (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2008); UIST (2017, 2016); CSCW (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011); ICWSM (2013, 2012, 2011); MobileHCI (2013); Pervasive Computing Conference (2008);

Demos co-chair for AAAI ICWSM 2013.

Editorial Board of Social Media + Society

Journal reviewer: ToCHI, SAGE Open, IJOC, JNMS, JBEM, IEEE Software, IEEE Internet Computing

Teaching

Teaching Assistant. NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users (MAS.965/6.976/SP.716), MIT, 2008. With Jhonatan Rotberg, Lecturer.

Workshop Facilitator.

Designing for designers: Exploring ways in which online community settings support young people's participation as digital media creators. Digital Media and Learning Conference. Long Beach, CA, 2011.

Programming for middle-schoolers. DigiGirlz Event, Microsoft New England. Cambridge, MA, 2009

Scratch and robotics for educators. Bradesco Institute of Technology, Brazil, 2008

Scratch programming for facilitators of Telmex after-school centers. México, 2008.

Programming for the web with Scratch. Citizen School 11-week program for middle-schoolers. Cambridge, MA, 2007.

Interactive media programming and electronic creations, for coordinators of the Intel Computer Clubhouses. Costa Rica, 2007.

Systems Thinking with Flowblocks workshop for middle-schoolers. México, 2006

Integrating Art and Technology workshop for conference attendees. Highlands and Islands Enterprise. UK, 2006

PicoCrickets for educators. Centro de Cultura Digital. México, 2006

Videos

A couple of videos of talks and projects I've worked on.