Carlos experience and interests comprise data and social analytics, ICT and international development. He served as the Technical Program Manager of Open Algorithms (OPAL) project, a techno-institutional innovation led by a group of partners including MIT Media Lab, Imperial College London, Orange and Telefónica, that aims to serve as a trusted enabler to unlock the potential of data collected by private organizations (e.g. mobile phone metadata) for the public good through open algorithms and safe and fair technological and governance systems for better decisions in support of the SDGs, with pilot implementations in Senegal and Colombia.
Before joining OPAL, Carlos worked as a data scientist in a local startup in Pittsburgh PA, USA, where he supported the research, development and launch of a commercial mobile platform for performing textual analysis of daily financial news articles employing ML, NLP and state-of-the-art research. Previously, he worked in the telecom industry (2008-2012) as a Core Network Engineer in Huawei Technologies, Guatemala, implementating the first 3G mobile network in Central America and the Caribbean and other large-scale projects including an international long distance calls system deployed in 14 countries in Latin America.
He holds a M.S. Data Analytics, Management and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.