Prior to joining clypd, Marco was a postdoc at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. He also holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, and a M.S. in Intelligent Systems from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. The central topics of his research are optimization, swarm intelligence, and complex systems. He serves in the editorial board of the journals Swarm Intelligence and Frontiers in Robotics and AI: Computational Intelligence. His favorite beer is Orval.