I was born in Mexico City, I am a permanent resident of Sweden and I hold Mexican, French and British nationalities. At age 8 I knew I wanted to be a scientist. At age 13, I became a computer salesman to contribute financially and, mainly, to be close to digital computers. My father wasn't able to help me buy a second-hand personal computer until I was 16 when I started producing (and selling) computer animations produced by me using Autodesk Animator Pro.
After my bachelors degree I was hired by Wolfram Research, the leading company in mathematical and scientific software working directly with its CEO and renowned scientist Stephen Wolfram at his personal small think tank office in Boston. At about the same time, I chose Paris to continue my studies having travelled to France three times as a kid and teen due to my father's job and my own. During my studies in Paris where I graduated from Lille and the Sorbonne with a Masters and two PhDs (Theoretical Computer Science, and Philosophy and Epistemology), I was given the French nationality based on academic merit after a short internship at MIT in Boston and a longer visiting scholar position at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in the U.S.
During my time in Paris I had the chance to live two years at the Swiss Foundation in a Le Corbusier designed building before becoming a germanopratin by the Odeon cinema theatre for three years where I used to spend my time watching French films in the Quartier Latin while I was writing my thesis. While finishing my first PhD I was chosen for a position and brought to the UK by the University of Sheffield as a postdoctoral researcher. Later, I joined the University of Oxford as a Senior Researcher and faculty member at the Department of Computer Science which has consistently been ranked among the top in the world and first in Europe and the Uk. I was given British citizenship soon after and I was elected member of the London Mathematical Society.
While in the UK, I joined a computational and biological group in Stockholm at Karolinska Institute, the institution that awards one of the Nobel Prizes in science, where I started and co-founded a small lab undertaking cutting-edge research on ways to use and develop fundamental science and core mathematics to fight diseases and reprogram life, time that I divided between my homes in Sweden and the UK where I live with my wife.
I also enjoy taking pictures and cooking. I have taken cooking courses in Paris (Cordon Bleu), Tokyo (Yuka Mazda and Buddha Bellies Cooking Schools), in Oxford (Raymond Blanc Cookery School) and in London (Le Cordon Bleu), including an Award in Wines (WSET 1) from Gastronomica, and the Brookes Cookery and Wine School in Oxford. I have also meant to write and I've been thinking of writing a "cooking recipe book for monsters" for years now, hopefully for the delight of kids and grown-ups.