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Andres Monroy-Hernandez

Researcher, Microsoft Research in SEATTLE United States

Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a researcher at Microsoft Research. His research focuses on the design and study of social computing systems that support creative expression and civic engagement. He is the creator of the Scratch Online Community at MIT, co-founder of Sana Mobile, and one of the leading scholars examining the role of social media in the midst Mexican Drug War.

He was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, was named one of Boston Business Journal's Emerging Leaders, and one of TR35's Innovators by the MIT Technology Review.

His work has been featured in the media, including The New York Times, CNN, Wired, Technology Review, NPR, The Guardian, and El Pais. He holds a PhD from the MIT Media Lab and a BS in Computer Science from Tec de Monterrey in Mexico.

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