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Carlos Gershenson-Garcia

SUNY Empire Innovation Professor

Systems Science and Industrial Engineering


Carlos Gershenson obtained his BEng degree in computer engineering from the Fundación Arturo Rosenblueth, México (1996-2001). He then received his MSc degree in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems from the University of Sussex (2001-2002). He holds a PhD summa cum laude from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (2002-2007). His thesis was on “Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems.”

He was a postdoctoral fellow at the New England Complex Systems Institute (2007-2008) before joining the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as a research professor (2008-2023). He was also a visiting professor at MIT, Northeastern University (2015-2016) and ITMO University (2015-2019), and a visiting scholar at the Santa Fe Institute (2022-2023).

Gershenson has more than 150 scientific publications in books, journals and conference proceedings, which have been cited more than 7000 times. He has given more than 300 presentations.

He has a wide variety of academic interests, including artificial intelligence, complex systems, self-organization, artificial life, and philosophy of science, with applications to healthcare, transportation, governance, education and cybersecurity.

Gershenson is editor-in-chief of Complexity Digest and member of the board of advisors for Scientific American. He has received numerous awards, including a Google Research Award in Latin America and the Audi Urban Future Award. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Mexican Academy of Informatics.

Gershenson joined the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at Binghamton University as a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in 2023.

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  • BEng in Computer Engineering, Fundación Arturo Rosenblueth, Mexico (2001)
  • MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems, University of Sussex, UK (2002)
  • PhD in Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (2007)

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Complex systems
  • Self-organization
  • Artificial life
  • Philosophy of science
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Education

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