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Willing to take PhD students: yes


Tomás Laurenzo is an artist, engineer, and academic 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 virtual reality. He has several publications, mainly in the areas of New Media Art, and HCI.

His artistic production is also diverse, including installations, interactive art, music, live cinema, and digital lutherie. His artworks and performances have been shown internationally.

Since 2014, he is Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong.

Before relocating to Hong Kong, he worked as associate professor (now on leave) at University of the Republic (Uruguay), where he founded and directed the medialab –Laboratorio de medios– of the Engineering School. He also worked as Associate Researcher at the Center for Basic Research of the School of Psychology, Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture and Design, as well as being fellow of both the National Agency of Research (ANII) and the PEDECIBA program, the main funding institutions in Uruguay.

Laurenzo has also performed artistic and academic activities in several institutions including The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Brunel University, and INRIA, among others.

Research Interests/Areas

  • New Media Art
  • Machine Learning and Art
  • Extended Reality
  • Computer Music
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interactive Art
  • Aesthetics
  • Politics