Tomás Laurenzo is an artist, engineer, academic, and designer, working with physical and digital media, interested in data representation, music, interaction, and politics.
With a background in both computer science and art, his research spans across different practices and interests, including artificial intelligence (machine learning), human-computer interaction, physical computing, and extended reality. He has several publications, mainly in the areas of New Media Art and HCI, including SIGGraph Asia, NIME, ISEA, NeurIPS, ECCV, Sónar+D, Mutek, TEI, among many others.
His artistic production is also diverse and includes installations, music, live cinema, video, and digital lutherie. His artworks and performances have been shown globally.
Since January 2021, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Critical Media Practices, College of Media, Communication and Information, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Previously, Tomas worked as an Associate Professor at University of the Republic (Uruguay), where he founded and directed both the Medialab (Laboratorio de Medios) of the Engineering School and the university’s Core Group on Human-Computer Interaction.
He has also performed artistic and academic activities in several institutions including the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong (Assistant Professor), The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT (Visiting Scientist), Microsoft Research (Research Fellow), Carnegie Mellon University (Visiting Scholar), Brunel University, (Guest Lecturer), Ericsson, (Visiting Researcher), University of Iowa, (Visiting Artist), Stochastic Labs (Artist in Residence), and INRIA (Research Intern), among others.
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the PEDECIBA Program, and was advised by Dr. Alvaro Cassinelli, University of Tokyo.