Tomás Laurenzo is an artist, designer, researcher and computer engineer, born and based in Montevideo, Uruguay.

He works mainly in the new media art and human-computer interaction fields, tending to include new technologies in the artworks and tools that he creates.

He is Associate Professor (full-time, tenured), at the Computer Science dept. of the Universidad de la República of Uruguay, where he is the director of the media lab –Laboratorio de medios– of the Engineering School, as well as being Associate Researcher at the Center for Basic Research of the School of Psychology, Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture, and Researcher at the National Agency of Research (ANII).

He has also performed artistic and academic activities in several foreign and local institutions including Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University of USA, Brunel University, West London, INRIA Institute of France, the ALFA academic network of the European Union, ORT and IUAS Universities of Uruguay and Uruguay’s Ministry of Education and Culture, among others.

He has publications in the areas of New Media Art, HCI and mobile robotics; his artworks have been shown both in Uruguay and in foreign countries.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (he was advised by Dr. Alvaro Cassinelli, University of Tokyo, Japan, and Dr. Franco Robledo, University of Uruguay). His Ph.D. thesis is available online.

He also has a rich experience working independently in both public and private sectors, working or having worked for many companies and institutions from Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Mexico and the USA.

Finally, he is (or was) also an amateur photographer and maintains a collection of pictures on the social site Flickr.

Full CV available upon request.

Photo by Angela Barnett.

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